Patton Oswalt and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s Glenn Howerton have signed on for a new comedy pilot written by Saturday Night Live’s Mike O’Brien, and executive produced by Seth Meyers.
From the little we know of the show, it does paint an intriguing picture, coming off a little like a reverse Breaking Bad, with Howerton playing a successful academic who retreats into teaching high school science as a way of getting back at his enemies.
First thing, that sounds hilarious though he does seem to be going about this revenge thing in an unnecessarily complicated way. I mean, what ever happened to just crying yourself to sleep at night?
Oswalt has been slated to play the school principal, presumably offering up some mixture of anger and befuddlment as Howerton’s character looks to recruits his students for his messed up schemes.
Oswalt, of course, is a regular on the sitcom pilot scene (in addition to his work as the narrator on The Goldbergs), though has had little luck with those pilots actually making it to air.
The more surprising addition is Howerton, who’s still got at least two seasons ahead of him on the magnificent It’s Always Sunny. While he’s not the first Sunny cast member to branch out into their own show—Kaitlin Olson is currently starring in The Mick — but it’ll be interesting to see how his potential new gig interacts with his work as a writer, producer, and star of the long-running FX show.