Get ready for a delightful new show from the talent behind It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Cool Kids is a new comedy set in a senior living community. Using a multiple-camera, live-action filming technique, you get drawn into the lives of three men who are kings of their retirement neighborhood. That is until a new woman moves in and starts to take over.
Deadline Hollywood says the show will be like “high school with 70-somethings.”
Here’s What It’s Always Sunny Fans Need to Know
Always Sunny stars Charlie Day (Charlie), Glenn Howerton (Dennis), and Rob McElhenney (Mac) are set to head Cool Kids.
At this time, it’s a secret as to who the casting director has in mind for the new female resident. Could they be teaming up with Kaitlin Olson (Sweet Dee) again? It’s anyone’s guess as Olson has her own hit show with The Mick. Wendy O’Brien is taking care of casting decisions and has yet to make any announcements.
In addition to headlining the Cool Kids’ cast, the trio is serving as executive producers along with other Sunny alum Nick Frenkel. Paul Fruchbom, also of Sunny, will be the co-executive producer.
A pilot episode was given the green light by 20th Century Fox Television after the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia team landed Kevin Abbott as an executive producer. Abbott’s known for his work on The Golden Girls, Hanging With Mr. Cooper, Last Man Standing, Roseanne, and Reba.
About It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was originally a short-film by McElhenney with his two friends Day and Howerton filling in as the two stars. It eventually led to a pilot that caught attention and became a smash FX series in 2005.
In this show, Day, Howerton, and McElhenney own a Philadelphia bar and get into all kinds of mischief. Working at Paddy’s Pub, their egos and selfish ways often land them in troubling yet funny predicaments.
In the first two seasons, two big stars joined the cast. Kaitlin Olson plays Dennis’ twin sister Sweet Dee. Danny DeVito plays Frank, Dennis and Dee’s dad.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is currently contracted to run for 14 seasons (season 13 is currently delayed), which ties it for the longest running live-action comedies in history.
What to Expect From Cool Kids
With some of the same writers, production team, and cast involved in Cool Kids, it’s destined to be another huge success.
Whether you’re a long-time fan of Sunny or are new to the show, you won’t want to miss this comical take on life in a retirement community. Keep watching for updates on when the pilot episode will be ready.