Louis C.K. Signs New FX Production Deal

By Tim Molloy, The Wrap

Louis C.K. has signed a new overall production deal to create or supervise shows for FX.

The deal, which doesn't affect his acclaimed FX comedy, "Louie," calls for C.K. and his Pig Newton production company to develop and produce television pilots and series for FX Networks, which C.K. would have the option to write or direct.

He would also serve as an executive producer on Pig Newton projects, and "Louie" executive producer Blair Breard would executive produce or produce.

"Working with Louis C.K. has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences of my career," said FX CEO John Landgraf. "I am thrilled that our relationship with Louis and Blair Breard will continue for the foreseeable future through this deal with FXP. So many incredibly talented artists want to work with Louis and follow down the independent and idiosyncratic creative trail he has blazed. I can't wait to see who he brings through our door, not to mention any new projects that he wants to create for us."

The deal between FX Productions was negotiated on behalf of C.K and Pig Newton by David Weber and Tom Collier of Sloane Offer Weber Dern LLP. He is represented by 3 Arts.

"Louie" returns for its fourth season in May.