Fans of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia can rejoice, as it is reported that Fox has ordered a pilot for a new comedy series from the team behind the former.
The new show, currently titled Cool Kids, will be a multi-camera series that will follow three guy friends in a retirement community, who happen to be the “top dogs.” That is until a new member of the community overshadows them: a female rebel who’s ready to challenge their standings.
The stars of It’s Always Sunny, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, and Glenn Howerton, will serve as executive producers, alongside the executive producer of their current show, Nick Frenkel. But Day will also serve as a writer for the pilot, teaming with Paul Fruchbom to do so (the latter also co-created the series, too).
They’re not alone in the executive producer credit block, either, as Kevin Abbott – who is known for producing and writing for Last Man Standing and Roseanne – will join them, being named as the showrunner.
Originally a short film, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was created by McElhenney, who recruited his friends (and fellow actors) Day and Howerton to star in it, which saw the project morph into the ultra-low budget pilot.
In 2005, FX began airing the series, which saw the addition of Kaitlin Olson in the role of Dee Reynolds. Then, in the following season, Danny DeVito would join the series.