A few weeks ago, when Parks and Recreation debuted their quarantined episode, we figured it was only a matter of time before this set off a trend. Well, the time has come for the next in line, with a quarantined episode, shot entirely on an iPhone, one of Apple+’s newest shows, Mythic Quest.
Described as being set in a “video game development studio and explores the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways,” the series debuted back in February of this year to positive reviews. A statement from creator/star Rob McElhenney regarding the new episode is below.
Lots of workplaces are figuring out this whole working-from-home thing, and the gaming industry is no different. Virtual meetings are a new and special kind of hell, so I think people will relate. Yes, we’ve all had low points, but there have also been incredible moments of triumph and we wanted to celebrate that.
We needed to shoot this episode fast without sacrificing quality. Thankfully, we’re living in a time when everyone’s got a camera in their pocket. Having an iPhone coupled with the ingenuity of our crew, allowed us to make this unique piece of television in just days. We hope people enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.
Mythic Quest Raven’s Banuet: Quarantined debuts on May 22nd on Apple+.