Apple made the announcement today, Friday, May 15. The new episode is entitled Mythic Quest: Quarantine, and, as the name suggests, it was written, filmed, and edited by folks who are in quarantine due to the ongoing public health crisis. The new episode will come in at 30 minutes, and it will have the cast of the series working from home in light of the quarantine. The new episode was shot on iPhones, and the cast and crew worked in remote locations.
It’s safe to assume that antics will ensue. But don’t just take my word for it:
“Mythic Quest: Quarantine” is a new half-hour installment that finds the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time tasked with working from home. Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) and Ian (Rob McElhenney) struggle with solitude, while Brad (Danny Pudi) and David (David Hornsby) start a charitable competition. Assistant Jo (Jessie Ennis) tries to explain video-conferencing to CW (F. Murray Abraham) with mixed results. To produce the episode, the cast and crew worked remotely in multiple locations across the country.
The episode was written by Rob McElhenney, who also stars in the series, an executive producer, and the co-creator. The special episode will bring back the ensemble cast, including Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, David Hornsby, Naomi Ekperigin, Caitlin McGee, Humphrey Ker, Jessie Ennis, and others.
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,” said Rob McElhenney. “Yes, we’ve all had low points, but there have also been incredible moments of triumph and we wanted to celebrate 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.
Apple TV+ requires a $4.99 per month subscription. The special quarantine episode of Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet will premiere on May 22. Do you plan on checking it out? Let us know in the comments below.