Apple orders Mythic Quest spin-off

Mythic Quest season 3
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Apple has ordered a new Mythic Quest spin-off series from three of the show's original writers.

According to Variety, Apple has ordered Mere Mortals from Mythic Quest writers John Howell Harris, Katie McElhenny, and Ashly Burch – the latter of whom plays Rachel. Mythic Quest creators Megan Ganz, Rob McElhenney, and Charlie Day are set to executive produce the new series along with Mythic Quest executive producer and star David Hornsby.

Per the logline, Mere Mortals will "explore the lives of employees, players, and fans who are impacted by the game at the center of the mothership series." The show will follow the same format Mythic Quest episodes like "A Dark Quiet Death," "Backstory!," "Everlight," and the upcoming season three episode "Sarian." 

The flagship series premiered in 2020, centering on Ian Grimm (Rob McElhenney) and Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao), who help run the video game studio that produces a popular MMORPG called Mythic Quest. The workplace comedy follows both the personal and career journeys of each employee, with a cast that includes Imani Hakim, Danny Pudi, F. Murray Abraham, Naomi Ekperigin, and Jessie Ennis. Season three premiered in November, with Apple already having ordered a fourth season.

Apple has ordered eight episodes of Mere Mortals, though a release date has not yet been set.

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Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more.