Written by Louis C.K. while his FX series "Louis" is on hiatus, the series stars him, along with stage, film and TV names Steve Buscemi, Alan Alda, Edie Falco, Rebecca Hall, Jessica Lange, Steven Wright and Aidy Bryant, among others. The show's theme song was written by Paul Simon.
It's set in a run-down Brooklyn bar in the present, and explores the broken dreams of its alcoholic clientele.
C.K. announced the series in a email to fans, titled "A Brand New Thing From Louis C.K." He wrote, "Hi there. 'Horace and Pete' episode one is available for download. $5. Go here to watch it. We hope you like it. Regards, Louis."