Things are starting to look a whole lot sunnier for Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, with Apple announcing the cast set to star in their upcoming half-hour scripted comedy series. Given a straight-to-series order by Apple in August 2018, the series now boasts Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Homeland, Amadeus), Imani Hakim (The Gabby Douglas Story, Everybody Hates Chris), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's "Cricket" David Hornsby, Danny Pudi (Community, Duck Tales), Ashly Burch (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes), Charlotte Nicdao (Thor: Ragnorak, Camp), and Jessie Ennis (Better Call Saul, Veep).
Written by McElhenney and Day, the cutting-edge comedy is set in a video game development studio and will explore the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways.
Here's what we know so far about the cast:
● McElhenney's Ian is the studio's Creative Director.
● Abraham's C.W. Longbottom is a seasoned writer who works at the studio.
● Nicdao's Poppy is the lead engineer at the studio.
● Hornsby's David is a hapless, emasculated producer.
● Pudi's Brad is an alpha male who works in the monetization department at the studio.
● Burch's Rachel feels undervalued in her role as a game tester.
● Hakim's Dana is a sweet and studious game tester who loves nothing more than gaming.
● Ennis' Jo serves as David's over-eager assistant.
McElhenney and Day serve as executive producers under their RCG banner, and alongside 3Arts' Michael Rotenberg and Nicholas Frenkel and Gérard Guillemot, Jason Altman, and Danielle Kreinik for Ubisoft. The series is a Lionsgate/3 Arts Entertainment and Ubisoft venture.