January 14, 2014 9:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Zach Galifianakis to Star in FX Comedy From Louis C.K.
A month after inking Emmy winner Louis C.K. to an overall deal, the Louie star has landed a pilot order at FX.
C.K. is teaming with Zach Galifianakis for an untitled comedy pilot set to star the Hangover funnyman, the cable network announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
Details about the subject matter are being kept under wraps, but C.K. will co-write the project that was created by Galifianakis.
Galifianakis will executive produce alongside C.K., Blair Breard, Dave Becky and Andrea Pett-Joseph and Marc Gurvitz.
It marks the first sale for C.K.'s Pig Newton banner under the writer-producer-star's overall deal with FX Productions.
The comedy is one of 12 pilots FX Productions currently has in the works, as FX -- and FXX -- bulk up on originals. Its pilot roster includes Billy Crystal starrer The Comedian, You're the Worst from Weeds' Stephen Falk, Tracy Morgan's Death Pact, Denis Leary's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the Charlie Kaufman comedy How & Why, among others.
For Galifianakis, the FX pilot marks his latest TV foray. His small-screen credits include Bored to Death, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job and appearances on Comedy Bang! Bang, Kroll Show, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It and hosting Between Two Ferns, among others.
Louie will return to FX in May.
Galifianakis is represented by Brillstein, C.K. is with 3 Arts, and Breard is with UTA.