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Apple TV Plus adds comedy from creators of the funniest show on TV

So far Apple TV Plus has been big on drama and pretty light on comic relief. That changes today with the arrival of Mythic Quest – the first comedy to land on the new streaming platform.

Why should we be excited? Well, it comes from Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, two of the stars, writers and creators of the single greatest sitcom of the 21st century – It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet follows the story of a group of video game developers overseeing a popular MMORPG akin to World of Warcraft. Naturally, in this so-called ‘Silicon Valley for video games’, hilarity ensues. Here’s the trailer below:

 

McElhenney, who is Mac in Always Sunny, plays the lead as the video game’s director. However, a look at the trailer also piqued our interest thanks to the appearance of David Hornsby who starred as beloved recurring character Rickety Cricket in IASIP.

It doesn’t appear as if Charlie will be in front of the camera, but Danny Pudi (Community), F. Murray Abraham (Scarface, Homeland) are also on board, along with relative newcomer Australian Charlotte Nicdao, who looks to have a pretty sizeable role in things.

Can ‘The Gang’ strike gold with Mythic Quest? Well, the jury is out thus far. Early reviews have been fair to middling, but then It’s Always Sunny took a while to twist the funnybone of the general public.

You can watch all nine episodes of season one on Apple TV Plus today. If you haven’t sampled it yet, you can get a 7-day trial. Beyond that, it’s a fiver a month. If you buy a new Apple iOS or macOS device you get the streaming service free for a year.

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