Mythic Quest is returning with a bonus episode featuring Anthony Hopkins

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Apple TV Plus has announced a bonus episode of Mythic Quest, which will debut ahead of season 2 on April 16. Best of all, legendary actor Sir Anthony Hopkins will lend his voice to the special. 

"Everlight" will be a standalone episode from the highly praised workplace comedy series and follows the previously released post-season 1 episode Mythic Quest: Quarantine. The new, half-hour special will again present a relatable subject that people worldwide are currently facing – the return to offices and co-workers – with the fictional team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time returning to the office for their annual Everlight party, and Poppy and Ian rigging a LARP (Live Action Role-Play) tournament in an underdog’s favor.

"'Everlight' is a special episode that addresses the practical and emotional difficulties of returning to normalcy," star and series co-creator Rob McElhenney said. "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.'"

"Everlight" is directed by McElhenney and written by series writer and star Ashly Burch. In addition to the first season’s returning cast, special guest star Sir Anthony Hopkins will lend his voice to the episode. The episode should serve as a great appetizer served ahead of season two of Mythic Quest. 

According to the official synopsis provided by Apple TV Plus: "Almost everyone back in the office, attempting to build upon the success of Raven’s Banquet by launching an epic new expansion, but Ian (McElhenney) and the newly promoted co-creative director, Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao), struggle with the game’s direction. Meanwhile, C.W. (Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham) reconciles some unresolved issues from his past, the testers (Ashly Burch and Imani Hakim) test the bounds of an office romance, and David (David Hornsby) loses yet another woman in his life as Jo (Jessie Ennis) leaves him to assist Brad (Danny Pudi)."

Mythic Quest season 2 premieres on Apple TV Plus on May 7. For more to watch now, check out the best Netflix shows streaming right now.

Stephanie is a comic book historian and pop culture critic for publications including SYFYFANGRRLS, Marvel, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, Den of Geek, and Rotten Tomatoes. Stephanie is also a comic creator with three ongoing webcomics, Parenthood Activate!, But What If Though?, and Living Heroes. She made her Marvel debut with a short story featuring Monica Rambeau in Marvel’s Voices: Legacy. She recently made her DC Comics debut in Wonder Woman Black and Gold #2 and is co-writing the Nubia and the Amazons miniseries.