Apple TV+ Gets First Comedy Series With Launch of 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet'
“Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” is available on Apple TV+ as of today, and it is the service’s first comedy sitcom series. Most shows thus far have been dramas with the exception of “Dickinson,” which could be classified as a dark comedy.
Created by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, known for their work on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Mythic Quest” follows a team of video game developers navigating the challenges of running a popular World of Warcraft-style video game.
Rob McElhenney is the star of the show as the video game director, but Day does not have a role. David Hornsby, who plays Cricket on “Always Sunny,” has a role in the new show. Hornsby recently said that “Always Sunny” provides the “flavor for a lot of the comedy” in “Mythic Quest.”
Other stars include F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, Ashly Burch, and Jessie Ennis.
“Mythic Quest” reviews have been fairly positive so far, with the show earning a 77 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and an 80 percent audience score. Some sites have said that it’s the “Silicon Valley” for game developers.
All nine episodes of “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” are available now on Apple TV+. Apple TV+ is priced at $4.99 per month after a seven-day trial, though Apple users who have purchased a new device since September 10, 2019 have access to a free year of service.