Officially touted as the longest-running live-action comedy in history in 2021, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has still not satiated the thirst of its fans for more by airing its much anticipated season 16 this summer. The viewers are left wanting more; this speaks a lot about the show’s legacy, which has continued to grow for a long time.
If you’re worried whether season 16 will seal the fate of the show, then you can put the train of your thoughts to rest because It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is renewed for seasons 17 AND 18 at the same time. Did you know that the show’s future was secured way back in 2020 when FX renewed the show for four straight seasons? And that, too, before season 15 dropped?
Well, we are not surprised given the exponential popularity of the show, which is so convincing that creator and co-star Rob McElhenney had tweeted back then, “Sunny was originally pitched as a 36-season arc. So happy to be halfway done.”
Sunny was originally pitched as a 36 season arc. So happy to be halfway done. https://t.co/xT7US6RPnP
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) December 10, 2020
Thirty-six seasons of fun and comedy, just imagine!
But why are we even restricting ourselves to this number when the actor also told NME that the show might continue for even longer than that? He said in 2020:
“How many years do I have on this planet? I’ll do it forever. If people keep watching it and we keep having fun, why would we ever stop? It’s my dream job. 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?”
Now that we know that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will have a season 17, here’s everything we know so far about it.
Who are the cast members of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 17?
IASIP season 17 is incomplete without its OG gang, which includes:
- Charlie Day as Charlie
- Glenn Howerton as Dennis
- Rob McElhenney as Mac
- Kaitlin Olson as Dee
- Danny DeVito as Frank.
But don’t think that the list ends here because McElhenney’s Welcome to Wrexham partner Ryan Reynolds expressed his readiness to do a cameo in a 2022 BuzzFeed interview. Suggesting several possibilities, including adding a random guy at Paddy’s as a boyfriend for Mac, McElhenney said, “It can be arranged.”
When can we expect It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 17?
At the time of writing this article, no official release of IASIP season 17 has been announced. However, if we take an educated guess, considering the quick filming of season 16, which began in January and wrapped in time for a June premiere, we can expect the 17th installment of this live-action comedy to also release in early summer 2024.
Be that as it may, we cannot overlook the two-year wait between seasons 16 and 17. In addition, the cast may also be working on other projects. This two-year wait can also extend over time. So, stay tuned to Web News Observer for more updates on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 17.