It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Will Address COVID-19 In Future Episodes

The gang deals with a global pandemic?


Most of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-creator Rob McElhenney's attention is currently on his new game development workplace comedy Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet--even though It's Always Sunny has been confirmed for Season 15. Recently, he hinted that the Always Sunny gang will eventually deal with the COVID-19 crisis in some form.

In an interview about the production of Mythic Quest's surprise quarantine episode, NME asked what a similar episode would have looked like if it was produced for Always Sunny instead. As McElhenney has been writing new Always Sunny episodes while in quarantine, he promised, "When we come back, don’t worry, we will address all this in the way only Sunny can!"

Though as McElhenney pointed out, Always Sunny does already have a quarantine episode: The Gang Gets Quarantined, which is episode seven of the show's ninth season. The episode sees the gang locking themselves inside the pub to avoid a seasonal flu, and even plays on the hand sanitizer-mania we've now experienced in real life

With new show Mythic Quest now confirmed for a second season, McElhenney touched on the future of Always Sunny--and he still hopes it'll be a long one. Unlike many TV shows that are now being planned for limited runs, McElhenney hopes his show will go on for as long as it possibly can. "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," he told NME. "And if they keep paying me and the audience keeps watching it and I still love it… why would I ever stop?"

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