“Here’s what happened. I was writing an email every week to my fans with every new episode. But the tenth episode was the last one, and I didn’t want to say, ‘Here’s the last episode,’ because I had a very dramatic ending to the season. I wanted that ending to have its full impact, and the way I sought to take advantage of the fact that we were working in the dark and folks were watching in the dark was for them not to know that the tenth episode would be the last episode.”
[..] So I [subsequently] said, ‘Okay, well, obviously that was it,’ to people who had watched it. ‘That was it. We did it. Thanks for watching. This was a great experience. I miss doing the show. I’m sad not to be doing it. Now it’s finished — now it’s complete — and now I’m gonna go tell the world about it.'”
Cancelled or ended, ended or cancelled, C.K. admits he’s still considering bringing the show back for Season 2:
“I don’t know if I’ll do it again, but that’s up to me. I could do a second season of Horace and Pete, of course I could — and I’m considering it. I’m not sure what I’m gonna do. I know I will do this kind of show again. We put the bar in storage — I can’t let go of it. I love that bar and I love those characters and I certainly love that cast, and they all loved doing it and they want to keep going, so we may do it again. It depends on what I write.”
In the absence of a network being party to the show’s fate, the status of Horace and Pete is relative. The possibility of a subsequent season that never arrives (for whatever reason) is usually deemed a cancellation.
Stay tuned as we monitor the TV afterlife for signs of Horace and Pete Season 2…