SDCC 2022: Mythic Quest Season 3 teaser takes the Apple show into the metaverse
Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, the creators of mythical quest released a new and very different look at the world of season 3 – even if it has the usual complaints from HR. It was also announced that the Apple TV Plus show, created by Charlie Day, Megan Ganz and Rob McElhenney, will return for a third season this fall.
In the teaser, we see a glimpse of the slick new game studio that Ian and Poppy founded — Grimpop, according to the ridiculous sci-fi decal on the wall — as well as some of their forays into the metaverse. But while the company may be new, there’s still a lot of crap going on at Mythic Quest HQ, including an HR meeting where everyone seems a little at fault (of course) and Joe Manganiello (magic mike and, very briefly, Justice League).
McElhenney plays Ian Grimm, the game studio’s creative director behind a popular MMORPG. Charlotte Nicdao plays Poppy, the studio’s lead engineer and co-creative director, who often clashes with Ian over…anything. Since the tagline for the new season is “Breakups are hard. Working together is harder,” that seems unlikely to change. Communityby Danny Pudi and David Hornsby (Philadelphia is always sunny) play Brad and David respectively, who make up what we see from the business side of the Mythic Quest company.
After the end of the second season saw a lot of upheaval for the Mythic Quest team – Brad was arrested for insider trading, Ian and Poppy left to start their new business – season 3 has a lot to take away. Someone who will be missing in the new season is F. Murray Abraham’s Carl Longbottom. Although Abraham was a main cast member for the first two seasons, Lionsgate confirmed in April that he would not be returning to the show. No reason was given for his departure, nor is his disappearance addressed in the teaser.
Whereas mythical quest is not quite the stunt that Ted Lasso has been for Apple, it’s certainly been well received: the show boasts 100% Rotten Tomatoes and managed last year to get Sir Anthony Hopkins (alongside McElhenney, whatever) to announce that Apple had taken over the show for two more seasons, bringing the total to four.
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