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Rob McElhenney's new show - Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet

  • 08-01-2020 2:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,500 ✭✭✭ Sabre0001


    Not a videogame or directly related in and of itself, so maybe better for the TV forum but...

    A trailer has been released for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney's new show, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet.

    It's a fake documentary series about a video game development company in which McElhenney plays the head of a studio who developed one of the biggest MMOs and seems like a bit of a nightmare to work with.

    The cast features Danny Pudi, F. Murray Abraham, Ashly Burch, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicadao, David Hornsby, and Jessie Ennis.

    Charlie Day (fellow cohort on Always Sunny) is an executive producer along with David Hornsby and Megan Ganz (also Always Sunny). Then there's Jason Altman, Danielle Kreinik and Gérard Guillemot from Ubisoft as executive producers, according to PC Gamer.



    Coming to Apple TV on February 7th.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,490 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Not sold by that trailer at all but I'm big Sunny fan so I'll give it a shot


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,779 ✭✭✭ marcbrophy


    Apple TV? :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool


    Sunny is my favourite comedy so I'll be all over this, great cast as well. Apple TV :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,559 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries


    the game footage in the first episode look like actual games such as AC: Odyssey, For Honor and Kingdom Come: Deliverance
    did they get permission or do they just look similar?


  • Registered Users Posts: 895 ✭✭✭ brav


    Skerries wrote: »
    the game footage in the first episode look like actual games such as AC: Odyssey, For Honor and Kingdom Come: Deliverance
    did they get permission or do they just look similar?

    Ubisoft are one of the producers for the show so would assume permission granted and prob used their engine


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,067 ✭✭✭ Gunmonkey


    brav wrote: »
    Ubisoft are one of the producers for the show so would assume permission granted and prob used their engine

    So now we know why they pushed back so many games...too busy making stuff for this show :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭ Venom


    Gunmonkey wrote: »
    So now we know why they pushed back so many games...too busy making stuff for this show :pac:


    It was a much better use of their time than what they released in 2019 :pac:


    As for the show itself, it's a gem that is so much better than the trailer would let on. Great cast, great writing and on a subject such as the gaming industry which is not often seen as the background for a show like this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool


    Just watched the first ep and i love it. I'm a big fan of the always sunny team anyway so kinda biased but i love the basis of it. The money guy squeezing in loot boxes, the writing guy who has a back story for everything and the QA's who get no respect. Looking forward to watching the rest.

    Also, Ashly Burch is awesome.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool


    Episode 5, A Dark Quiet Death was ****ing awesome.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,984 ✭✭✭ Venom


    Zero-Cool wrote: »
    Episode 5, A Dark Quiet Death was ****ing awesome.


    Yeah that episode had me totally hooked into the story all the while thinking WTF are the writers doing :) Anyone else double check to see if they were watching the wrong thing?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool


    Episode 7 was class, actually felt like a season finale. Interesting that it was written by Ashly Burch. If they get a season 2, they should give her more eps. Gonna finish this over the weekend, really really liked it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,490 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    It bothered me more than I'd like to admit when the money guy managed to alter so much irreversibly on his own in the second episode. I'm enjoying it though far more than I thought it would. The assistant is the funniest so far for me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool


    Loved it! Wasn't hilarious like Always Sunny but just great characters that i cared about. Between being on Apple TV and game sites reporting THIS ISN'T WHAT A GAME STUDIO IS LIKE!!!, I'm afraid this won't pick up much traction. I really hope they get a season 2. So much story to tell, especially with how well Ian and Poppy bounce off each other.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,731 ✭✭✭ eyeball kid


    Have watched up to episode 5 and am enjoying it but the way they pronounce Ian is really grating. Never heard it pronounced like that.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,599 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    Have watched up to episode 5 and am enjoying it but the way they pronounce Ian is really grating. Never heard it pronounced like that.

    I thought so too. It gets explained though. Still annoying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    Title is a bit off-putting, but reviews were good, so gave it ago (never bothered with the trailer). Takes the piss out of the gaming industry, the way Silicon Valley takes the piss out some Californian area, and throws in a 30 Rock kind of gender battling; not as funny as either of these 2, but still well worth a look. Great characters, with strong storylines. Would love further series.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭ jack presley


    Title is a bit off-putting, but reviews were good, so gave it ago (never bothered with the trailer). Takes the piss out of the gaming industry, the way Silicon Valley takes the piss out some Californian area, and throws in a 30 Rock kind of gender battling; not as funny as either of these 2, but still well worth a look. Great characters, with strong storylines. Would love further series.

    Rob McElhenney explains the reason for the title about 9:20 into this interview.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    Interesting interview; Ron McElhenney's a clever guy.
    I quite like the title, knowing what it's about (and especially now I know why he picked it)- it's just a bit 'off-putting' for a lot of people I'd say if they just saw the title out of context.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool




  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭ jack presley


    That was enjoyable. Rickety Cricket was excellent in it.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 23,040 Mod ✭✭✭✭ godtabh


    The Hollywood Reporter interview is very good. Must watch tonight.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 12,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭ iguana


    That was pretty great tbh. I love how Blood Ocean was referenced as being hideously mistimed because that was something that had actually occurred to me recently.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool


    Brilliant, just brilliant and what an ending!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    That was enjoyable. Rickety Cricket was excellent in it.
    I knew I knew him from somewhere, but it was only on re-watching It's Always Sunny from the start again recently that I realized it was him.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭ Gooey Looey


    That quarantine episode was brilliant


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool




  • Registered Users Posts: 27,796 ✭✭✭✭ Zero-Cool


    Special episode airing 16th of April, before season 2 in May. This is a follow up to the quarantine episode that sees that gang return to the office. Written by Ashly Burch as well!

    https://www.thewrap.com/mythic-quest-standalone-episode-everlight-coronavirus-season-2-rob-mcelhenney/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,748 ✭✭✭ Thecageyone


    How did I never hear of this?? Been watching Always Sunny for years, love the grimey humour in that. Just watched the first ep of this and yeah, think I'll dig it, not as 'out there' humour-wise as ASIP but I don't expect many comedies to be.


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  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,428 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg


    It’s quite good - one of only two shows I’ve watched on Apple TV+ (the other being the Morning Show) despite having been on a twelve month free trial for well over a year now. Don’t be fooled by the name or the weird marketing as some sort of fantasy drama, it’s a work com based in a video gaming firm and is quite funny. (Oddly and though they share some of the talent, I simply can’t bring myself to like Always Sunny, but I like this).


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