Mythic Quest to Have Another Very Special Pandemic Related Episode Before Season 2
Lots of TV shows have opted to not talk about the pandemic or, alternatively, talk about as if it has already ended. AppleTV+’s satirical video game workplace comedy, Mythic Quest, opted to be one of a handful of shows that made a special quarantine episode (they shot it all on, of course, iPhones). They did indeed strike a crucial balance of maintaining the rambunctious energy of their show as well as having one of the more heartfelt moments, thus far, across all of scripted TV attempting to tell stories about the COVID-19 pandemic.
So, as the vaccine rollout continues and that there is some sort of return to the world that’s potentially coming, it’s undoubtedly going to be a strained period to adjust to life yet again just as we all were used to having it thrown into some sort of chaos over the last year. Mythic Quest is thus going to have another very special episode called “Everlight” to address this transition, possibly setting the bar/tone for other shows looking to touch on the dimming of the pandemic. Like their quarantine episode, this will stand alone from both season 1 and the upcoming season 2.
Co-creator and star Rob McElhenney noted, “‘Everlight’ is a special episode that addresses the practical and emotional difficulties of returning to normalcy. 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.’”
Maybe, as a result, more shows will talk about COVID-19? Maybe they won’t (as plenty of folks are very vocal about not wanting to hear about quarantine, pandemics, etc. when binge watching anything over the last several months).
We’ll see, especially when Mythic Quest’s Everlight premieres on Fri. Apr. 16th on AppleTV+.