BlackBerry star Glenn Howerton has talked about what makes It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia interesting to him after 16 seasons.
in one Vanity Fair In the interview, Howerton was asked how he keeps the popular comedy series interesting for him as an actor. He revealed that he still finds the series “inherently” fascinating and that the characters are very flexible in terms of their personalities.
“The good news is that the show is still inherently interesting to me,” Howerton explained. “The characters are so dynamic and fun and weird. Every single character in a scene can be extraordinarily stupid, or the smart one, totally out of control, or totally chilled, that’s why there’s so much dynamism in all those characters and in the show itself. We kind of managed to create a format where we can really go to a lot of wild places that most live-action shows certainly can’t go because they’re too conceptually narrow.
“It’s going to be really, really difficult to sustain that. While on a show like Sunny the concept is just a bunch of gits working in a bar that’s hardly ever there, you can do anything because there’s no concept beyond that. We have so much freedom on the show.”
What can we expect in Philadelphia season 16 of It’s Always Sunny?
“The gang rips straight from the headlines – inflation, US-Russia relations, mental health, gender equality, personal injury liability, gun control and… celebrity products,” reads the synopsis for season 16. “But there’s nothing sweet about that Mac, Charlie, Dennis, Dee and Frank long for the past as they try to survive in 2023.
“This year alone, Mac is struggling with allergies and long-distance dating, Charlie takes on his long-forgotten sisters, Dee is fighting for rent control and women’s sports, Frank is fighting for his gun, and Dennis is struggling to improve his sanity. At the end of the day, they’re navigating 2023 with 16 years of luggage while a few figures from their past surface.”
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was created by Rob McElhenney, who also plays the role of Ronald “Mac” MacDonald. He is joined by Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly, Glenn Howerton as Dennis Reynolds, Kaitlin Olson as Dee Reynolds, and Danny DeVito as Frank Reynolds.
McElhenney, Day, Howerton, Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel, Megan Ganz, Rob Rosell, David Hornsby, Scott Marder and Victor Hsu also executive produce. The show is produced by FX productions. In 2020, the comedy was renewed several times and is expected to air until its 18th season.