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Mythic Quest Season 3 - What We Know So Far

In "Mythic Quest," a satirical sendup of the video game industry, Apple TV+ found yet another unlikely hit. While the most visible success to emerge from the tech giant's fledgling streaming service is the feel-good soccer sitcom and Emmy darling "Ted Lasso," "Mythic Quest" has found a dedicated audience of its own. Created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz, who for over a decade have mined the darkest parts of the human psyche for belly laughs on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Mythic Quest" follows a vainglorious video game visionary and his ragtag posse of collaborators as they run one of the world's most popular online fantasy games.

A critical success, Season 2 of "Mythic Quest" earned a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critic-at-large Emily St. James of Vox heaped praise on the series, calling it "a very funny workplace comedy with a killer ensemble cast and a surprising amount of heart." Indeed, it's often a feel-good show despite its characters' quirks. Moreover, over its existing two seasons, "Mythic Quest" has evolved in real-time, with overarching plans dashed upon the rocks of the COVID-19 pandemic partway through its first batch of episodes, necessitating a regrouping during its second. Along the way, it found unexpected moments of profundity and plenty of comedy to match, making it one of the best shows on Apple TV+.

Season 2 of "Mythic Quest" concluded in June 2021 and now gears up for a return this holiday season. Here's what we know so far about Season 3 of "Mythic Quest."

When will Mythic Quest Season 3 be released?

Season 3 of "Mythic Quest" will begin Friday, November 11, 2022, streaming exclusively on Apple TV+. Episodes 1 and 2 will be released as a two-part premiere, after which subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Fridays for the remainder of the 10-episode season, concluding on January 6, 2023.

Season 3 of "Mythic Quest" is a return to form for the Apple series after it was interrupted by the rapid shutdown of film and television productions during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As McElhenney related to Deadline, the disruptions forced him and his writing partners to throw out the original scripts for Season 2 and do a complete rewrite of the season, meaning Season 3 should progress as expected.

With the finale of Season 2 setting up plenty of rich plotlines for the new season to explore, "Mythic Quest" has plenty of room to expand during Season 3.

What is the plot of Mythic Quest Season 3?

In the finale of "Mythic Quest" Season 2, Ian (Rob McElhenney) and Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) leave the show's titular game company to create a new game of their own, leaving David (David Hornsby) behind to forge the future of Mythic Quest. Meanwhile, Brad (Danny Pudi) was arrested for insider trading, taking the fall for Jo (Jessie Ennis) in order to get street cred for being in jail.

As teased in a new trailer, Season 3 promises to pick up shortly after those events. With Poppy's new game company in development, there's further friction in her creative relationship with Ian. Meanwhile, the new company looks to be gearing up for a rivalry with Mythic Quest that's sure to find belly laughs in the corporate competition. And with Brad out of jail, things are heating up even further, as he manipulates events behind the scene for his own gain. Meanwhile, Rachel (Ashly Burch) faces challenges of her own while studying at Berkeley and attempting to manage her new long-distance relationship with Dana (Imani Hakim).

"Mythic Quest" has previously found great success in episodes that deviate from its main story, such as Season 1's "A Dark Quiet Death," which told the story of failed creative dreams. Season 2's "Backstory!" explored the history of the game's award-winning writer, C.W. Longbottom (F. Murray Abraham). More experimentation would be unsurprising as Season 3 progresses.

Who is starring in Mythic Quest Season 3?

After so many plot shakeups in the Season 2 finale of "Mythic Quest," fans can rest assured that the cast remains mostly unchanged. Rob McElhenney returns as Ian Grimm, the vain video game visionary, with Charlotte Nicdao back as developer extraordinaire Poppy Li. David Hornsby, a longtime collaborator with McElhenney from their work together on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," is likewise back in the mix as David Brittlesbee, the sad-sack game executive, as is "Community" alum Danny Pudi as Brad Bakshi.

Among other returning regulars are Naomi Ekperigin as Carol, Imani Hakim as Dana, Jessie Ennis as Jo, and video game voiceover veteran Ashly Burch as Rachel. Notable guest stars for Season 3 include Joe Manganiello, Lindsey Kraft, and Casey Sander.

On the creative side, Season 3 continues to be written by McElhenney, Megan Ganz, and Charlie Day. They formed as a writing trio while collaborating on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," where Ganz came aboard as a writer in 2016. McElhenney, Hornsby, Day, and Ganz are also attached as executive producers.