‘Mythic Quest’ Special to Premiere Ahead of Season 2 on Apple TV Plus (TV News Roundup)

Apple TV Plus will release a special standalone episode from workplace comedy “Mythic Quest” on April 16. Entitled “Everlight,” the episode will debut just ahead of the series’ Season 2 premiere on May 7.

Guest star Sir Anthony Hopkins will lend his voice to the episode.

“‘Everlight’ is a special episode that addresses the practical and emotional difficulties of returning to normalcy,” co-creator, executive producer and actor Rob McElhenney said. “It’s full of hope and joy and optimism for a bright future. Ahead of our upcoming second season, we felt it was the perfect way — and the perfect time — to invite the audience back into the world of ‘Mythic Quest.’”

Following the events of the “Mythic Quest: Quarantine” special episode, the new 30-minute story sees the creative team returning to the office for their annual Everlight party, with Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) and Ian (McElhenney) rigging a live-action role play tournament in favor of the underdog.

Season 2 posits the creative team attempting to build upon the success of game “Raven’s Banquet” by launching a new expansion pack, but Ian and Poppy struggle with the game’s direction. In the meantime, the other team members must face their own problems. C.W. (F. Murray Abraham) reconciles with his past; testers Rachel (Ashly Burch) and Dana (Imani Hakim) test out an office romance, and David (David Hornsby) loses yet another woman in his life as Jo (Jessie Ennis) leaves him to assist Brad (Danny Pudi).

Co-creators Charlie Day and Megan Ganz, Michael Rotenberg, Nicholas Frenkel, Jason Altman, Danielle Kirk, Gérard Guillemot and Hornsby also serve as executive producers. “Mythic Quest: Everlight” was written by Burch and McElhenney, who also directed.

Also in today’s TV news roundup, Chelsea Clinton has teamed up with iHeartRadio for the original podcast “In Fact with Chelsea Clinton, which will debut April 13. On “In Fact with Chelsea Clinton,” Clinton will discuss the impact of public health, highlighting various health crises through the years, and feature new guests in each episode, from actor and activist Jane Fonda to “Queer Eye’s” Jonathan Van Ness, Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser. Listen to the trailer here.

“Let’s Be Real” will return to Fox beginning April 29 at 8:30 p.m. Following last fall’s comedy special, the new episodes will cover the year’s politics and pop culture news through topical sketches, celebrity cameos, remote pieces and lots of puppets. Previously featured puppets, such as President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, former president Donald Trump, former vice president Mike Pence and Kanye West will return alongside new puppets including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Ted Cruz, Kim Kardashian and LeBron James. The show is written and executive produced by Robert Smigel, and produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Propagate Content. Anna Wenger is an executive producer on behalf of Fox Alternative Entertainment; Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Kevin Healy and Greg Lipstone are executive producers on behalf of Propagate Content; Gerald-Brice Viret executive produces for Canal Plus, which has the format on which this show is based; Arnaud Renard and Matthieu Porte executive produce for Can’t Stop Media, and Brian Reich and Andrew Weinberg serve as co-executive producers.

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