Mythic Quest Announces Surprise Pandemic Special Airing Before Season 2

"Everlight" will hit Apple TV+ on April 16.

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Apple has announced that Mythic Quest will be getting another pandemic-era standalone special, according to a release. Like last year's special quarantine episode, the upcoming "Everlight" will not technically be considered part of the show's standard seasons. However, "Everlight" is set to air on Apple TV+ on April 16, making it a great lead-in to tide fans over until Season 2 finally kicks off on May 7.

Directed by co-creator, executive producer, and star Rob McElhenney and written by star Ashly Burch, the episode "presents a relatable subject that people all over the world are currently facing--the return to offices and co-workers." In this new, half-hour special episode, "the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game" return for a LARPing tournament--which is probably exactly what we should all expect when we go back to our offices, except for the fact that Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) is slated to appear in "Everlight."

"'Everlight' is a special episode that addresses the practical and emotional difficulties of returning to normalcy," said McElhenney. "It's full of hope and joy and optimism for a bright future. Ahead of our upcoming second season, we felt it was the perfect way (and the perfect time) to invite the audience back."

Mythic Quest is well-equipped to tackle COVID topics--for these specials and Season 2, the show put into place massive production and logistical changes to assure safety. As for what's ahead in Season 2, the release indicates that the team will be "attempting to build upon the success of Raven's Banquet by launching an epic new expansion," all while struggling with the game's directions, unresolved issues, and office romances.

Mythic Quest is co-created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz. The ensemble cast include McElhenney, Burch, Charlotte Nicdao, F. Murray Abraham, Jesse Ennis, Danny Pudi, Naomi Ekperigin, Caitlin McGee, Humphrey Ker, Chris Naoki Lee, and Jonathan Wiggs.

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