Apple continues to greenlight content for their upcoming foray into streaming. The company has given a straight-to-series order to a half-hour scripted comedy from Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, two of the creators and stars of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Per Variety, the series is set in a video game development studio. McElhenney is also going to star in the project in addition to writing and executive producing alongside Day. It marks the duo’s first collaboration outside of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, which is about to enter its thirteenth season.
Little else is known about the project, but it’s a coup for Apple to get two of the stars of not only one of the most popular contemporary sitcoms, but one that currently sits as the second longest running live-action sitcom in American TV history. The show has already been renewed for a fourteenth season, which will tie it with The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet for the #1 spot.
This isn’t the only non-Sunny show McElhenney has in development, as he and writer Rob Rosell currently have an untitled comedy pilot in contention for a midseason airing at Fox, which will feature another It’s Always Sunny star, and McElhenney’s wife, Kaitlin Olson in the lead role. Day is also an executive producer on that project, too.
Day also has another show in development, titled The Cool Kids, a multi-camera comedy also set to air on Fox in September. And guess what? McElhenney is also executive producing that. If you’re best friends and have helped craft one of the most acclaimed comedies of the past decade together, why wouldn’t you continue working together?