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Louis C.K.’s Horace and Pete has found a second home.
The Emmy-nominated internet dramedy, which C.K. wrote, produced, directed and starred in on his own dime, will now stream exclusively on Hulu. The pact for all 10 episodes marks the first-ever deal between the streamer and C.K., whose prior work for TV has been housed almost exclusively on FX.
At a New Yorker event in October, the comic actor revealed the deal before suggesting he was likely speaking out of school. At the time, Hulu declined to comment on any deal. Now that it’s official, the show joins a library at Hulu that includes Empire, Homeland and South Park.
Horace and Pete, which C.K. dropped on his own site without any warning, revolves around an Irish bar, Horace and Pete’s, and the people who work in and frequent it. The comedian stars as Horace, the man who runs the bar a year after the death of his father. The cast is filled out by Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Alan Alda, Jessica Lange, Aidy Bryant and Laurie Metcalf.
C.K. made headlines early on when he suggested the series had left him in a financial hole, later clarifying that he merely deficit-financed the series as a studio traditionally would. He has since said, given the series’ popularity, that he has made all of his money back and has even been able to write checks to fellow owners Buscemi and Alda.
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