Albert Brooks and Louis C.K. Creating Animated Pilot for FX


Louis C.K., whose Louie helped bring further awareness to FX and the potential for surrealism in the mainstream, is now helping bring further awareness to Albert Brooks, with whom he’s teamed up to create the pilot for an animated series. Currently untitled, the pilot (and potential series) will feature the voices of the two comedy heavyweights, who are also co-creating, co-writing, and co-producing.

This isn’t C.K.’s first foray into television, obviously, but it’s also not his second (or third): with his production company, Pig Newton, he’s created Tig Notaro’s Amazon series One Mississippi, FX’s Zach Galifianakis vehicle Baskets, and Pamela Adlon’s upcoming Better Things. For Brooks, though, this is his first time acting as a creator of a TV series. He did, however, appear regularly on Showtime’s Weeds, as Mary-Louise Parker’s father.

The two buddies presumably got the voice-acting itch when they recorded voices for this summer’s upcoming The Secret Life of Pets, but it’s probably safe to assume that this show, being on FX and all, won’t be so kid-friendly.