IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY'S Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day Land Apple Series Order for New Comedy
Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day have teamed up for a straight-to-series comedy for Apple, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
McElhenney will star in the untitled project, which is described as a "cutting-edge" series that is set in a video game development studio and will explore the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways.
The comedy marks the pair's latest collaboration after FXX's Sunny. Both Day and McElhenney are executive producers for their RCG Productions company, which they run with fellow Sunny co-star Glenn Howerton. Under RCG they executive produce Fox's fall comedy The Cool Kids, on which Day co-stars, writes and executive produces with McElhenney.
The project is headed by Lionsgate, 3 Arts and Ubisoft. The It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia duo will executive produce the series under their RCG Productions banner with 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel, and Ubisoft's Gerard Guillemot, Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik also being credited as EPs.
McElhenney, Day, Howerton and Frenkel are also executive producing Fox's untitled Leah Remini comedy pilot, in which Sunny co-star, and McElhenney's wife, Kaitlin Olson co-stars.
The untitled video game series is the latest comedy series to join Apple's roster of scripted originals. Apple has also made deals with The Big Sick duo Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon for a new show called Little America and Sara Bareilles and J.J. Abrams for their show, Little Voice.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer spoke about the new comedy during an earnings call: "I'm pleased to announce this afternoon that our partnership with 3 Arts Entertainment has hit the ground running with our collaboration with Ubisoft on a scripted series for Apple, a comedy created and executive produced by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, the creative masterminds behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
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