New 'Louie' Season Four Trailers Deliver Dark Love Letters to NYC

Melancholy clips reference 'Manhattan,' show's title sequence

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FX released three new trailers for the fourth season of Louie this week, and the promos together create a sort of melancholy triptych love letter to New York City.

 All three brief clips are shot in moody black and white, and each features the series' creator, writer, director and star Louis C.K. from the back, taking in some essential New York landmark. The first one is reminiscent of the iconic Queensboro Bridge scene in Woody Allen's Manhattan, with C.K. sitting on a bench and gazing out across the river.

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The second shows C.K. on the Staten Island ferry, watching the Statue of Liberty slowly pass by. The third presents a sight by now very familiar to fans of the show, with C.K. hustling up a subway staircase as he does in Louie's opening credits, just before "Brother Louie" chimes in.  

Louie is set to return to FX on May 5th, after a 19-month hiatus. Based on the new trailers, it looks like the fourth season will continue exploring the reflective mood that concluded the last season.