Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Prep Animated FX Pilot

Comedians will lend voices to half-hour comedy

Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks will co-create, co-producer and co-star in an as-yet-untitled animated comedy pilot for FX Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty, Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Getty

Two of comedy's most cynical commentators, Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks, are teaming up to create a new animated pilot. The duo will co-write and executive produce the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and they will voice two of the as-yet-untitled show's lead roles. The show, a pilot order that will be prepared for FX, will run 30 minutes.

Louis C.K. is developing the show under his Pig Newton production company banner, as he enjoys a hiatus from his hit series Louie. His company has already worked on several other shows, including Baskets, which stars Zach Galifianakis and premieres on FX later this month, Better Things, a vehicle for his Louie costar Pamela Adlon that will run on FX at a later date, and One Mississippi, a show starring comedian Tig Notaro that is in development for Amazon. (The pilot for the latter recently premiered on the service.)

The pilot will mark the first time Brooks has served as creator of a television series. He's previously lent his voice to The Simpsons and portrayed a character on Weeds. Prior to those shows, the last television show he worked on was Saturday Night Live in its first season.

Both Brooks and C.K. recently provided their voices to characters in the upcoming animated movie The Secret Life of Pets. The film will also feature the voices of Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Ellie Kemper, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey and Laraine Newman ands is slated to open in July.