With season 14 in the record books and the doors to Paddy's closed for a long winter's nap, FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will now surpass ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as longest-running live-action comedy series.
Now that's a title Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito) will be more than happy to hang behind the bar – and one they're expected to hold onto for awhile.
But The Gang cannot live by Paddy's alone – so to keep things flowin', they've been extending their creative efforts into other arenas – both in front of and behind the camera.
Case-in-point: McElhenney and Day are executive producing the new Apple TV+ comedy series Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet – and now we know when to expect it. Co-created by McElhenney and Megan Ganz, and produced Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Ubisoft, all nine, half-hour episodes of the live-action series will premiere on Friday, February 7, on the streaming service.
Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet follows a team of video game developers as they navigate the challenges of running a popular video game. McElhenney's Ian Grimm is the fictional company's creative director, part of an ensemble cast that includes Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, Ashly Burch, and Jessie Ennis.
Executive produced by McElhenney and Day under their RCG banner, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet also sees Ganz, Hornsby, 3Arts' Michael Rotenberg and Nicholas Frenkel; and Ubisoft Film & Television's Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik, and Gérard Guillemot serving as executive producers.
"I feel like it's a dangerous and dark world if 'Sunny' becomes mainstream comedy. If you were to turn on CBS at 8 o'clock on Thursday and see an episode of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia,' I don't know if I want to live in that world."
– Rob McElhenney