While games have been featured in movies and TV shows in plenty of instances, the world of game development has never quite breached the likes of mainstream pop culture in a significant way, though the topic of game development appears to now be the spotlight of a new series coming from the stars of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
In a report from Variety, a new TV series being developed by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day has been given a straight-to-series-order from Apple (as part of the company’s efforts to produce original TV content), with the show to revolve around the world of video game development.
The currently-untitled series is being produced alongside McElhenney and Day (who are serving as executive producers) by game publisher Ubisoft and Lionsgate-3 Arts Entertainment. Details for the show itself are vague at the moment, but the report details that the show will center around a video game development studio and that it will take the form of a half-hour scripted comedy series.
Given the long-running success of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (which will be entering its 13th season this coming September and is scheduled for a 14th season next year), it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise seeing the stars of the popular comedy branching out into other fields, though the subject of game development (and the involvement of Ubisoft) should present an interesting opportunity to explore the world of game development to a broader audience.