It’s Always Sunny In King’s Landing? Well, I suppose when it’s not snowing, that is.
But all jokes aside, it looks like Benioff and Weiss have taken the Lannister creed of always paying one’s debts (in Hollywood) to heart. A couple of years ago (2013 to be exact) the showrunners got a chance to take a break from the marathon that is Game of Thrones and head on over and try their hand at something a little more contemporary, and with far fewer British accents: the comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The Season 9 episode they penned, “Flowers for Charlie,” was a stand alone story based on the classic story Flowers for Algernon (the movie version of which was simply called Charly.) It was a decent hit at the time, and is now considered something of a classic episode.
At the time it aired, Charlie Day, who was the star of their episode said he and fellow cast member Rob McElhenney would have to return the favor and appear on Game of Thrones. David Benioff and Dan Weiss apparently haven’t forgetten that either. Check out what they had to say below.