The finale of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s twelfth season ended on the shows first bonafide cliffhanger. Dennis Reynolds (Glenn Howerton) shockingly decided to move to North Dakota to try and be a decent father to the son he didn’t know he had. Would Dennis be back for more schemes and mayhem? That’s a question that has plagued fans for over eighteen months, and we finally sort of have an answer.
Sunny returns to FXX this September and a new press release (via IndieWire) has even fans their first taste of what to expect.
“The Gang Returns…mostly…in the 13th season of the FXX original comedy series ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’ Mac, Charlie, Dee, and Frank return to their duplicitous, scheming ways at Paddy’s Pub, while Dennis takes on the new role of a father in North Dakota. Last season, the Gang experienced new highs — Mac acknowledged his sexuality and Charlie convinced the Waitress, his longtime target of affection, to move in with him — and the lowest of lows — Frank became the official beverage sponsor of a terrorist group, Dee helped a man reach rock bottom, and Dennis was investigated for murder.
Even without Dennis Reynolds, the Gang has its hands full as Charlie hopes to have a child with the Waitress, Mac sets out to understand his newfound sexuality, Dee takes feminism to new heights, and Frank goes to great lengths for the Gang to experience the greatest moment in Philadelphia sports history — an Eagles Super Bowl victory.”
Previously, Charlie Day had teased that we hadn’t seen the last of Dennis, and Kaitlin Olson recently commented that Howerton would be in some of the next season. The press release seemingly confirms that Dennis is still in North Dakota, but the wording suggests that we’ll get to see a bit of him adapting to his new life.
There are no details on when Sunny returns to the UK via Netflix, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.