The future just got even brighter for two stars of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. A new show from the duo has been picked up by a major name. Apple is taking a bite out of a new comedy from Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day. The show has received a straight-to-series order, and that's not all we know about McElhenney and Day's new show.
Along with writing and executive producing the upcoming comedy, Rob McElhenney is also set to star in the series, per Variety. Charlie Day is also on board to executive produce the show, which is a writing collaboration between the duo. As fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia well know, McElhenney is the co-creator of the long-running comedy, which is still going strong on FXX. Now comes the million-dollar question. What is McElhenney and Day's new show about?
Well, plot details are pretty scarce at the moment, but we do have one crucial clue regarding its story. And that is because the half-hour comedy boasts a very intriguing setting as its backdrop. The series is set at a video game development studio, which should supply a lush framework for countless stories to unfold from as that setting has not really been done to death as a profession in either movies or television. I mean, Roger in the live-action 101 Dalmatians was a video game designer, so there was that.
Time will tell exactly how the plot comes together. Until that time, fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have the series' thirteenth and fourteenth seasons to look forward too. If the show is renewed for Season 15, it will break the record and become American television's longest-running live-action sitcom.
While Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day have received some great news from Apple, they will have to wait for word on another series. Fox will have to decide whether a comedy, which McElhenney and Rob Rosell co-created with Day on board as an executive producer, gets picked up for its midseason slate.
The series stars Leah Remini and Rob McElhenney's wife Kaitlin Olson, whose comedy The Mick was abruptly cancelled by Fox back in May. Here is hoping that the stars of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will be on the receiving end of some more sunny news soon.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 13 premieres September 5 on FXX. For new television shows set to arrive this fall, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres.