With season 14 in the record books and Paddy's doors 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 does not live by Paddy's alone – so to keep things flowin', they continue to extend their creative efforts into other arenas – both in front of and behind the camera.
Case-in-point: McElhenney and Day, who are executive producing the new Apple TV+ comedy series Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet – co-created by McElhenney and Megan Ganz, and produced Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Ubisoft. With all nine, half-hour episodes of the live-action series set to premiere on Friday, February 7, the streaming service is giving viewers a sneak preview of what they can expect.
And I think you'll agree that there's an underlying "theme" taking shape: when in doubt, McElhenney's Ian thinks his being shirtless and greased up can explain everything.
Now here's a look back at the official trailer – featuring Ian in all of his well-intended-but-ego-stroking glory:
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Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet is executive produced by McElhenney and Day; Michael Rotenberg and Nicholas Frenkel (3arts), Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik, and Gérard Guillemot (Ubisoft), co-star David Hornsby (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Megan Ganz (Modern Family, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia). The series ensemble cast also includes Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicadao, Ashly Burch, and Jessie Ennis.
"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