The fifth season of Louie will receive its UK premiere on FOX UK on Thursday April 16th at 11pm, it has been announced.
Created by Louis CK, the off-beat comedy series puts a spotlight on CK’s everyday ordeals, his quest to find love and his pursuit of humor. Each episode features a scripted story and a mix of his stand-up comedy, which is original material for the series. The series is produced by FX Productions and stars CK as a fictionalised version of himself. The series is noted for not having a large main cast and instead relying on a revolving cast of guest stars; which in the past has included the late Robin Williams, Melissa Leo and Ricky Gervais.
The exact size of the show’s fifth season has yet to be confirmed, with FX in the United States merely stating that it would contain either seven or eight episodes. Louie is one of the series that is fast-tracked by FOX UK, with the channel airing the comedy within a week of its US broadcast.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.