Mythic Quest Eight-Episode Spin-Off Series Mere Mortals Coming To Apple TV+

The companion show will further expand the existing world.


Mythic Quest is getting a limited spin-off called Mere Mortals that will explore "the lives of employees, players, and fans who are impacted" by the fictional game at the center of the main series. Variety was first to report.

The show comes from writers Ashly Burch (who also plays tester Rachel) , John Howell Harris, and Katie McElhenney--who all work on Mythic Quest. There's no word yet on when the show will premiere, but Season 3 of the flagship series returned to Apple TV+ back in November. Mythic Quest creators Megan Ganz, Rob McElhenney, and Charlie Day will executive produce Mere Mortals along with executive producer and star David Hornsby.

Last year, Mythic Quest was renewed for Seasons 3 and 4. Season 2 concluded in June 2021, with the series proving to be a surprising success for Apple. Created by Charlie Day, Megan Ganz, and Rob McElhenney for Apple TV+, Mythic Quest follows the journey of multiple developers, producers, and creatives at a game development studio that has created Mythic Quest, an incredibly popular MMORPG enjoyed by thousands of players.

The show debuted on the Apple streaming service back in February 2020 and--no doubt thanks to the track record both Day and McElhenney have with staying topical on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia--were quick to adapt the workplace comedy to the pandemic. The series quickly came up with not one, but two specials between seasons exploring, as McElhenney put it, "the practical and emotional difficulties" of adapting to a work from home and then "returning to normalcy."

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