‘Game of Thrones’ season 3: Showrunners take time for ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’

Game of ThronesYou really wouldn’t think that there would be much of a content crossover when it comes to “Game of Thrones” and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” at least save for the fact that the two air on cable. One is a serious, action-packed fantasy epic featuring dragons, little clothing, wartime politics, and sweeping production values. The other had a pilot that originally only cost them $200 to make, and it is a silly comedy featuring booze, offensive humor, Charlie Day eating disgusting things, and things going horribly wrong in a way where people still managed to survive.

However, it’s happening. In a new post on Twitter, the comedy (which is moving to new station FX, which is geared towards a young, male demographic this fall) creator Rob McElhenney confirmed that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss actually wrote an episode for their coming season. How in the world did this happen? We really have no idea, but it’s awesome. If this somehow involves Mac dressing up as Hodor, it becomes even more awesome.

Anything at this point that brings attention to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is easily music to our ears. This is a series that has been consistently spectacular year after year for some time now, and yet still finds a way to be routinely ignored by awards-show voters (especially when Day should have at least two Emmy nominees to his name) thanks to its content being what it is. Hopefully, this season could change that, and if nothing else, we hope that this long-running show finds a way to keep going.

What do you think about this crazy-cool idea, and who do you want to see write an episode of this show next?

Photos: HBO, Twitter / Rob McElhenney


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