Apple TV+ today announced that its hit comedy series Mythic Quest will expand its universe of beloved characters with Mere Mortals, a new eight-episode extension series from Ashly Burch, John Howell Harris and Katie McElhenney.
Mere Mortals will explore the lives of employees, players, and fans who are impacted by the game. The new spinoff series takes a page out of the acclaimed departure episodes of Mythic Quest, including the upcoming episode “Sarian,” set to make its global debut on Apple TV+ this Friday.
There’s also last year’s “Everlight,” the special episode that earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Narrator for Anthony Hopkins; season one’s “A Dark Quiet Death”; “Backstory!” from Mythic Quest season two; and, the widely celebrated standalone episode, “Mythic Quest: Quarantine.”
Currently in its third season, Mythic Quest is a global hit sitcom from creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz that has been hailed by critics as “hilarious and endearing,” “a ton of fun,” and “the best workplace comedy on TV.”
The series received an early season three and four renewal, and boasts a Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Mere Mortals is written by Mythic Quest star Ashly Burch, John Howell Harris, Katie McElhenney. The new series will be produced for Apple TV+ by Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ubisoft.
Megan Ganz, Rob McElhenney, David Hornsby, Charlie Day, Nick Frenkel, Michael Rotenberg, Jason Altman and Margaret Boykin will serve as executive producers.
The new series will join a growing offering of hit and award-winning comedy series on Apple TV+ including the soon-to-premiere Shrinking, as well as new seasons of Ted Lasso, Schmigadoon!, Physical, The Afterparty, Bad Sisters, Trying and more.
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After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut.
To date, Apple Original films, documentaries, and series have been honored with 299 wins and 1,280 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lasso and this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.