Rob McElhenney confirmed the good news
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia boss Rob McElhenney has confirmed that writing begins on the sitcom’s fifteenth season this month.
In a recent interview with NME, McElhenney said writing on new episodes will start in May.
Asked by NME’s Alex Flood about a progress update on the hit sitcom, McElhenney said: “We are going to start writing in three weeks season 15.”
Watch the full interview here:
Elsewhere in the interview, McElhenney explained how he convinced Sir Anthony Hopkins to narrate a special episode of in the new season of his show Mythic Quest.
“I was talking to Craig Mazin, a writer on the show, and I said, ‘I think we need somebody with some heft,’” McElhenney said.
“Originally my character was narrating the piece and I heard it and I’m so sick of my own voice. It worked narratively but I just felt like we wanted to have somebody that right off the bat could make it feel magical.”
He continued: “There’s maybe four people on the planet who have a voice like that and they’re all knighted. So we realised we had to go to the UK to find a knight.
“Dame Judi Dench was thrown about, and then Craig said, ‘What about Anthony Hopkins?’ and I said, ‘Yes 100 per cent, but we need this recorded tomorrow’, and he said, ‘Oh I know his lawyer’ so we called his lawyer and within 10 minutes I was talking to Anthony Hopkins and he said yes.”
Season two of Mythic Quest will premiere on AppleTV+ on May 7. Watch the teaser here.
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