“I want season four to go somewhere new,” our favorite redheaded Mexican comedian told reporters this week. “I’m looking back to when I did the first season and the time I took to do the show and decide which directions to go in and I want that back again. I want a little breathing room.”
Louis was speaking of his award-winning FX comedy Louie.
FX President and General Manager John Landgraf told The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Louie has continued to raise the bar and recharge his batteries. I don’t think there’s anyone else in business who’s produced, starred, directed and edited all but seven episodes … I’m not surprised he needs a bit of a break.’
Though he is taking a break from the show, Louis is continuing his 22-city stand-up tour, which he says will “probably” be turned into a stand-up.
He has said he saw the first three seasons of the show as a trilogy and with the fourth season, which is now not expected until 2014, he’d like to go “somewhere different”.
I’d like the show to morph and start a new story. I don’t know what that is. I need a little bit of breathing time, and pie and coffee, to figure that out.
Louis has been around for years, both as a stand-up comedian and a writer for fellow comedians like Conan O’Brien, Chris Rock and David Letterman, but since his first hour-long special in 2007, he has become a comedic icon for the every-man just trying to get through life while not screwing up his kids.
He was born in Washington D.C. but his family moved to Mexico shortly after his birth. He lived there until he was seven, and his first language was Spanish. To this day, he maintains both Mexican and American citizenship.