Apple is getting a new show from the stars of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

Key Points
  • Apple has purchased Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day's new comedy series, sources familiar with the matter said. 
  • The 30-minute scripted series series will be about working at a video game development studio.
  • This is the first time McElhenney and Day have worked together since starring in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." 
Actors Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day 
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Apple's latest move into original content comes in the form of a new comedy series from the stars of FX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," according to sources familiar with the matter.

Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day will produce a half-hour scripted comedy starring McElhenney, said the sources, who asked not to be named because the show hasn't been publicly announced. The series, which doesn't yet have a title, will be about working at a video game development studio. Variety was first to publish the news.

The show comes from RCG (McElhenney and Day's production company), Lionsgate's 3 Arts Entertainment and Ubisoft. McElhenney created and starred in "It's Always Sunny."

Apple earmarked $1 billion to spend on content over the next year in Aug. 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal. Since then, it's announced deals with Oprah and Sesame Workshop, among others.

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