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, 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 their first official trailer – featuring McElhenney's Ian in all of his well-intended-but-ego-stroking glory:
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"Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" is executive produced by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"); Michael Rotenberg and Nicholas Frenkel (3arts), Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Gérard Guillemot (Ubisoft), 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, 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