'Mythic Quest' Gets Another Standalone Episode Ahead of Season 2, and This One's Not on Zoom

Special finds team returning to office for their annual Everlight party, which includes a “LARP” tournament

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Apple TV+ comedy “Mythic Quest” is releasing another pandemic-themed standalone episode before its second season launches next month, the streaming service said Tuesday.

The new 30-minute Season 1 special, titled “Everlight,” will launch Friday, April 16 and act as a followup to the episode “Mythic Quest: Quarantine,” which was produced remotely by star and co-creator Rob McElhenney and his team amid the pandemic last spring. T

Per Apple TV+, “In ‘Everlight,’ the creative team, once again, presents a relatable subject that people all over the world are currently facing — the return to offices and co-workers. In addition to the award-winning returning ensemble cast, special guest star Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs,” “The Father”) lends his voice to the episode. This new, half-hour special episode finds the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all-time returning to the office for their annual Everlight party, with Poppy and Ian rigging a LARP (Live Action Role-Play) tournament in an underdog’s favor.”

The standalone episode is directed by McElhenney and written by star Ashly Burch.

special standalone season one episode from the highly regarded workplace comedy series “Mythic Quest,” will launch on Friday, April 16 on Apple TV+. The second season of the critically acclaimed, hit series “Mythic Quest” debuts on Friday, May 7.

“‘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 into the world of ‘Mythic Quest.’”

“Rob and the entire ‘Mythic Quest’ team have created a beloved cast of characters that have struck a chord with audiences around the world,” said Matt Cherniss, Apple TV+’s head of programming. “After hitting it out of the park with their extraordinary ‘Quarantine’ special episode, we couldn’t wait for viewers to experience their unique take on another topical and universally relatable moment — returning to the office — ahead of the season two launch on May 7.”

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