It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 15 will take on our current events, promises Rob McElhenney. The world's current state of affairs has everybody on edge and hungry for entertainment. Luckily, there are 14 seasons of It's Always Sunny to go binge watch at a time like this. McElhenney is currently out promoting his Apple TV Plus comedy Mythic Quest, which just debuted its first virtual episode as a result of what's going on in the world.
In a new interview, Rob McElhenney was asked about It's Always Sunny season 15 and whether or not it would address what's going on in the world. "When we come back, don't worry, we will address all this in the way only Sunny can!," he said. The actor went on to say, "Well, we actually do have an episode called The Gang Gets Quarantined [season nine, episode seven] where we quarantine ourselves in the bar." So yes, they have already dealt with a similar situation, but this will probably be a bit crazier.
It's Always Sunny wrapped up season 14 in November of 2019 and fans have been wondering what the gang will be up to in season 15, or if it will even happen at all. "How many years do I have on this planet? I'll do it forever," Rob McElhenney says. "If people keep watching it and we keep having fun, why would we ever stop? It's my dream job." That should be enough to keep fans excited for the future of the hit comedy series. McElhenney had this to say about the possibility of leaving the show.
"I never understand why people leave shows. I don't. I never understand that. The show is what I dreamed of doing my entire life. I don't take it for granted. And if they keep paying me and the audience keeps watching it and I still love it... why would I ever stop?"
When asked about making a virtual episode of Mythic Quest and not It's Always Sunny, Rob McElhenney had a pretty good reason. In his new show, the "characters believe in science and they respect the law," which isn't always the case with the Sunny crew. "I don't know that it would be socially responsible to make right now," he says, adding that the Sunny crew will reassess to see what their characters were up to while staying indoors in the near future.
In addition to entertaining fans, the tenth episode of Mythic Quest also serves as a way to get the crew back to work. "We have 150 crew members who, just like so much of the rest of the nation, are sitting around and really wanting to get back to work," says Rob McElhenney. So, they figured out a way for it to work out, which involved sending everybody iPhones to shoot everything, along with AirPods so that they could hear each other while interacting remotely. As for when It's Always Sunny will be back, we'll just have to wait and see. The interview with Rob McElhenney was originally conducted by NME.