It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is without a doubt one of the most popular (and best) comedy series around at the minute and now the show’s stars are working on something new.
Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, two of the comedy’s creators, writers and stars are embarking on a new series that is set to air on Apple’s upcoming streaming service.
The yet-to-be-named show will focus on a video game development studio and will feature a cast led by Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham alongside McElhenney himself.
Abraham won an Academy Award for his portrayal of composer Antonio Salieri in the 1984 film Amadeus. He will also be joined by David Hornsby, Imani Hakim, Ashly Burch, Danny Pudi and Charlotte Nicado.
According to Deadline:
Abraham will play C.W. Longbottom, a seasoned writer who works at the studio. Nicdao plays Poppy, the lead engineer at the studio. Hornsby is David, a hapless, emasculated producer.
Pudi portrays Brad, an alpha male who works in the monetisation department at the studio. Burch plays Rachel, who feels undervalued in her role as a game tester. Hakim is Dana, a sweet and studious game tester who loves nothing more than gaming.
Ennis portrays Jo, David’s over-eager assistant. McElhenney plays Ian, the Creative Director in the series.
The show marks the only joint venture between Day and McElhenney other than It’s Always Sunny. No release date has been set as of yet, mostly due to apple’s new streaming service not actually having a concrete release date.
That being said, the service is being rumoured for mid-April.
To mark the occasion, let’s reminisce on one of the finest moments from Charlie and Mac’s time on It’s Always Sunny – marketing their anti-fitness drink – ‘Fight Milk’.