Louis C.K. Says He's Run Out of Material for FX Series 'Louie'

The comedian said, "I don't think I have stories for that guy anymore."

ByABC News
May 8, 2016, 11:39 AM

— -- It's been nearly a year since the season five finale of "Louie," and according to its creator, Louis C.K., fans of the show may have to wait longer for new episodes.

The comedian, who creates the show without interference from its network FX, said he's been on hiatus from the critically acclaimed series since last May.

"I think the guy that I played on the show -- the just-divorced kinda under-water dad, struggling New York comic -- I don't think I have stories for that guy anymore," C.K. revealed during The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast.

"The show is autobiographical, so what [FX president] John Landgraf and I have always thought is that it may come back with a different set of stories from a different angle a little further down the road," he continued. "And I don't know where that's from yet, so it just depends on if it writes."

C.K., 48, added that he's unsure whether he even wants to continue with the Emmy Award-winning series.

"I think, for me, if I'm on TV again doing a single-camera show, it's 'Louie.' But I don't know," he said. "I have no idea. I needed to not know if I'd ever do it again -- I needed to feel that way -- so that's the way I feel right now.

"I don't ever want to do the show because I owe another season," he added. "I don't think that's fair to anybody."

This isn't the first time C.K. took a break from "Louie." He went on a two-year hiatus between the third and fourth seasons.