One of the few bright spots of 2020 was the announcement of Apple TV+ show Mythic Quest, the Rob McElhenney-run comedy about a game studio building an MMO. It did well enough to get a second season, and now, it’s been greenlit for two more. Apple TV+ announced this week that it’s picked up the show for season three and four.
“Apple TV+ today announced a season three and four pickup of Mythic Quest, the hit sitcom from creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz[.] […] Boasting a 100% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, the series is set to open the writers’ room for season three later this year. Mythic Quest follows the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time. In addition to McElhenney, who stars as the fictional company’s creative director, Ian Grimm, the ensemble cast includes Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis and David Hornsby, who also executive produces.”
Back in May, MOP’s own Sam Kash examined a few episodes of the show to assess the actual gaming and specifically MMO issues that the series is addressing. “The writers and cast might not have nailed the landing on each one, but the fact that the showrunners truly attempted to include actual MMO topics and didn’t just use an MMO studio as a facade or flavor text for a generic sitcom is commendable,” he argued, noting that the show touches on everything from how studios deal with streamers and influencers to sorting out the push-and-pull of microtransactions and gameplay.