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Rob McElhenney Wants 'Dream Job' Making It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia To Go On 'Forever'

Rob McElhenney Wants 'Dream Job' Making It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia To Go On 'Forever'

Rob McElhenney, co-creator and star of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, has said that he wants to carry on making the show 'forever' and that the next two seasons are already being planned.

Season 14 of the sitcom dropped late last year (it's on Netflix now BTW), continuing the saga that follows the lives of the five narcissistic degenerates. But fans started questioning how much longer one of the longest-running sitcoms can carry on.

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In a Q&A with NME, Rob was asked how long he thought the show, which he stars in with his wife Kaitlin Olson, could keep going.

Kaitlin as Sweet Dee aka The Big Flightless Bird in Always Sunny. Credit: FX
Kaitlin as Sweet Dee aka The Big Flightless Bird in Always Sunny. Credit: FX

He answered: "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?"

He's recently started a new series, Mythic Quest, which revolves around a group of game developers.

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Created by McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz, all of whom had a hand in making It's Always Sunny, it's not quite as dark - which is probably for the best given the world is having a bit of a 'mare at the moment.

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Rob in Mythic Quest. Credit: Apple
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But McElhenney is a dab hand at creating characters that show the absolute worst of humanity, with a healthy dollop of dark humour.

NME also asked where this new venture left It's Always Sunny, to which McElhenney replied: "Oh, Sunny very much still exists.

"We're still in active negotiations for season 15 and 16 and we're hoping that as soon as we get out of Mythic Quest season, we jump right into something new with Sunny..."

So that's good news for fans - it looks like Mac, Frank, Dennis, Sweet Dee and Charlie aren't going anywhere any time soon.

The gang. Credit: FX
The gang. Credit: FX

And to make sure you've got nothing to worry about, FX CEO John Landgraf confirmed that the gang still has many more adventures to come.

Earlier last year, he said: "As long as we can come to business terms that fit both our needs and they can continue to make episodes as good as they have been making, there is a good chance it may go past season 14."

The gang lives on, LADs.

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Topics: TV and Film

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]le.com.