Apple & Rob McElhenney’s Mythic Quest returns early with quarantine episode

Apple & Rob McElhenney’s Mythic Quest returns early with quarantine episode

While everybody dreamed of a Parks and Recreation revival after the one-off Zoom episode in late April, a beautiful, wacky alternative has been sitting on Apple TV Plus, ready for extra consideration.

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia masterminds Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz, is a office sitcom set on the workplace of an MMO recreation developer. The nine-episode first season is hilarious, heartwarming, and comparatively unflinching in regards to the recreation trade’s shortcomings, even with Ubisoft’s direct involvement. Led by McElhenney because the diva creator Ian (pronounced “aye-ahn,” simply because), the present boasts breakout stars (please, please, put Charlotte Nicdao in your radar) and acquainted faces like Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, and F. Murray Abraham stretching their personas to new limits. It’s a pleasure. Go watch it!

And then put together your self for one further chapter: Mythic Quest will return on May 22 with a brand-new episode, Mythic Quest: Quarantine,” shot by the self-isolating forged on their iPhones, Apple introduced Friday.

“Lots of workplaces are figuring out this whole working-from-home thing, and the gaming industry is no different. Virtual meetings are a new and special kind of hell, so I think people will relate,” McElhenney mentioned in a press release. “Yes we’ve all had low factors, however there have additionally been unimaginable moments of triumph and we wished to have fun that.

“We needed to shoot this episode fast without sacrificing quality. Thankfully, we’re living in a time when everyone’s got a camera in their pocket. Having an iPhone coupled with the ingenuity of our crew, allowed us to make this unique piece of television in just days. We hope people enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Here’s the official synopsis for the brand new episode:

“Mythic Quest: Quarantine” is a brand new, half-hour installment that finds the group behind the largest multiplayer online game of all-time tasked with working from residence. Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) and Ian (Rob McElhenney) battle with solitude, whereas Brad (Danny Pudi) and David (David Hornsby) begin a charitable competitors. Assistant Jo (Jessie Ennis) tries to elucidate video-conferencing to CW (F. Murray Abraham) with combined outcomes. To produce the episode, the forged and crew labored remotely in a number of places throughout the nation.

As Nicdao informed us throughout an interview earlier this 12 months, Mythic Quest was simply ramping up manufacturing on season 2 when shelter-in-place orders compelled Hollywood productions to close down. It’s unclear when the Apple TV Plus collection will return, however for now, all of season 1 is out and able to binge for these additionally caught at residence. (Everyone?)

Disclosure: Polygon gave permission for its identify for use in Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, however didn’t in any other case have any editorial involvement with the present.

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