New Comedy Series from Always Sunny Duo Centers on Video Game Developers
Tired of esports documentaries? A new comedy series centered on the video game industry should provide some much needed comic relief. The show is created by Rob McEihenney and Charlie Day, the creators of “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and centers on video game developers.
The as of yet unnamed series will be McElhinney and Day's first collaboration since working on the FX-to-FXX hit comedy show. The new series is set to air on Apple and like “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” will feature McEihenney and Day in starring roles.
The dynamic duo is co-writing and executive producing the show. The question is, will they get the lifestyle and lingo of video game creators right? They have some industry insiders on board – additional production credits will go to Lionsgate-3 Arts Entertainment, along with Far Cry and Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft.
No name and no start date either – the showrunners have yet to announce an anticipated date for the start of the series due to upcoming commitments with “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” The show is about to embark on its 13th season next month on FXX.
The network already signed on for the 14th season, which officially ties the series with the longest running live-action sitcom in American TV history, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”
In addition to his series on FXX, McElhenney is also working on a pilot for a mid-season show launch on Fox. He also co-created “The Cool Kids,” a multi-cam comedy that is set to launch on Fox next month.