Horace and Pete, the web series created by Shelter Island’s Louis C.K. that debuted in January, is over. “Hi. So. That was it. I didn’t want to say, in the last email, that it was the last episode. Because I didn’t want you to know, as you watched the episode, that it would be the last one. But yeah, obviously, that was it,” C.K. wrote in an email to fans.
The 10-episode series debuted via surprise announcement and release by C.K. on his website. The dramedy followed an Irish bar owned by Horace (played by C.K.) and his brother Pete (Steve Buscemi). Their sister Sylvia (Long Island native/East Ender Edie Falco) and uncle, also named Pete (Hamptonite Alan Alda), also work at the bar. Other guest stars included frequent Hamptons visitor Nick DiPaolo, Jessica Lange, Amy Sedaris and Laurie Metcalf, who starred in Guild Hall’s excellent All My Sons in 2015 with Alec Baldwin.
C.K. apparently envisioned the series as one standalone season. In promoting the experimental project, C.K. warns fans that “this show is not a ‘comedy.’ I dunno what it is. It can be funny. And also not. Both….I think it’s fair this one time to warn you since you have every right to expect a comedy from a comedian. I will not warn you again.”
All 10 episodes of Horace and Pete can be purchased for $31 on C.K.’s website.