A bonus Season 1 episode of Apple TV+’s Mythic Quest has been announced.
Mythic Quest is making a surprise return with an all-new special episode guest starring Anthony Hopkins ahead of season 2. Titled “Everlight,” the standalone episode will premiere on Apple TV+ in April, three weeks before season 2 officially debuts on May 7.
From director, co-creator, executive producer and star Rob McElhenney and written by Ashly Burch, “Everlight” sees the staff of the titular video game development studio returning to the office and reuniting with coworkers after a year spent in quarantine due the pandemic.
According to the synopsis, “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 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.”
“‘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.”