What do Game of Thrones and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have in common? As of Season 9 of the FX comedy, writers apparently. At least, for one episode anyway. The team of showrunners who are usually busy blowing our minds with each passing episode of Game of Thrones are set to pen an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, presumably for the upcoming season.
This random bit of information came via Twitter from Sunny's Rob McElhenney, who tweeted a photo of himself with David Benioff and Dan Weiss, along with confirmation that the two men were set to write an episode of the series.
EW says HBO has confirmed the tweet. Beyond that, no further information was reported.
I'd be interested to know which episode they wrote, especially given that It's Always Sunny will be passing the 100-episode milestone in its ninth season. We learned in March that FX was moving the comedy series, as well as The League, over to their new "more comedy focused" channel FXX for Season 9, which is expected to premiere in the fall.
Hopefully we'll get some clues as to what Benioff and Weiss have planned for the show in the near future. And let's hope for the characters sake that the duo are a bit more merciful on McElhenney's characters than George R.R. Martin is on his.
And now I'm craving a bizarre GoT/Sunny mashup wherein the Paddy's Pub gang finds themselves transported to different parts of Westeros and tasked with trying to find one another. Shenanigans ensue, Joffrey gets what's coming to him and one of them ends up in the throne.
Watch the McElhenney talk about Sunny during the Game of Thrones Emmy panel here.