It looks like the gang are going to change for the better in the new season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It wouldn't be too hard for them to become better people anyway.
The gang in It's Always Sunny are terrible people.
There's no denying that. They're the worst.
Denis is a sociopath, Dee is out for herself and nobody else, Frank is responsible for the deaths of many slave labourers, Charlie has stalked a woman for over 10 years, and Mac ... well Mac's not that bad.
But despite all of their flaws, we still love them for some reason.
This could all change when we see Season 13 of the show though.
We might be seeing some of the characters change their outlook on life for the better.
In a recent interview with New York Times, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson, who play Charlie, Mac and Dee discussed some changes that the show is looking to make.
Mac is now openly gay, and the cast and creators are using this as chance to try and spread some sort of a positive message.
Olson talked about exactly how they're going to explore this subject in season 13, saying: "This season we have a great episode with Frank and Mac that deals with Mac’s sexuality and Frank’s discomfort around him now that he’s out of the closet, where he does learn something by the end. It’s really nice."
We can't really imagine a 'really nice' scene in It's Always Sunny, but we can't wait to see it either way.
She also spoke about the importance of representation in the show, especially given the disappointment of LGBT fans of the show when Mac initially went back into the closet.
Olson said: "That came out of Rob getting a lot of feedback on social media from the L.G.B.T.Q. community, who were so excited at the end of one of our earlier episodes where he admits that he’s gay, but then goes back in the closet.
"A show that they loved was going to have a character coming out of the closet — and then he took it back, and they were legitimately upset."
McElhenney also spoke very candidly about how they approach some of the horrible things the characters in the show do.
Discussing the fact that casually referring to Carmen in the show as a "tranny", he explained that he still feels that the characters would do the same, but they would be called out for it now.
"Yes, using the term “tranny” casually — as if it’s just the way that you would refer to a transgender person — is (an issue). The character today might still be doing that, but we as a show would recognize that’s a derogatory term."
So don't be expecting the gang to go fully politically correct, but do expect some really serious issues to be addressed in the upcoming scenes.
You can read the interview in full here.
Season 13 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will be out on Netflix later this year.