Apple is set to air a one-off quarantine special of its popular workplace comedy series ‘Mythic Quest’ on Apple TV+ next week, which was entirely written, filmed, and edited remotely on iPhones as the cast and crew wait out the COVID-19 pandemic from their respective homes (via The Hollywood Reporter).
Dropping on May 22nd, the half-hour installment will reportedly feature what will likely be relatable pandemic storylines. “Lots of workplaces are figuring out this whole working-from-home thing, and the gaming industry is no different,” said Rob McElhenney in a statement announcing the entry earlier today.
“Virtual meetings are a new and special kind of hell, so I think people will relate,” McElhenney added.
He continued, “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.”
The series, which is produced by Lionsgate, 3Arts Entertainment, and game maker Ubisoft, has already been renewed for a second season.