Apple TV+ Gets First Comedy Series With Launch of 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet'

"Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" is available on Apple TV+ as of today, and it is the service's first comedy sitcom series. Most shows thus far have been dramas with the exception of "Dickinson," which could be classified as a dark comedy.

Created by Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, known for their work on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Mythic Quest" follows a team of video game developers navigating the challenges of running a popular World of Warcraft-style video game.


Rob McElhenney is the star of the show as the video game director, but Day does not have a role. David Hornsby, who plays Cricket on "Always Sunny," has a role in the new show. Hornsby recently said that "Always Sunny" provides the "flavor for a lot of the comedy" in "Mythic Quest."

Other stars include F. Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, Ashly Burch, and Jessie Ennis.

"Mythic Quest" reviews have been fairly positive so far, with the show earning a 77 percent "fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and an 80 percent audience score. Some sites have said that it's the "Silicon Valley" for game developers.

All nine episodes of "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" are available now on ‌Apple TV+‌. ‌Apple TV+‌ is priced at $4.99 per month after a seven-day trial, though Apple users who have purchased a new device since September 10, 2019 have access to a free year of service.

Top Rated Comments

Herrpod Avatar
13 months ago


Most series I’ve seen so far have been lukewarm, Morning Show, Truth Be Told, Dickinson. The Servant started off strong but went belly up mid-season imho. The Morning Show tried hard to keep workplace issues, politics & scandals in scale and fair on all accounts, but went belly up as well earlier with all the sobbing and whining. Same for Truth Be Told. Too much dragged out drama.

Will give this a go anyway

Disagree completely on Morning Show. It started slowly but each subsequent episode was better than the one prior. Ended incredibly strong.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Herrpod Avatar
13 months ago


So, yet another show from Apple that is not family-friendly! What a major disappointment. Even For All Mankind had to pop in two f-words per episode, without any need! Sigh. Hopefully someone will realise that there is a substantial segment of the audience out there that wants to be able to watch shows without needing to mute or skip - or just not watch at all. Mystic Quest joins See, Truth be Told, The Morning Show and Servant as unsuitable for this family’s viewing. Have we reached the point where immature (foul language, sex/nudity, extreme violence) content it required for a ‘successful’ TV show? It looks like Disney+’s arrival here (Ireland) in late March will be the only way forward....

Yep, Disney is your answer. I'm glad that no one else is catering to children. They have plenty of content.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
13 months ago


So, yet another show from Apple that is not family-friendly! What a major disappointment. Even For All Mankind had to pop in two f-words per episode, without any need! Sigh. Hopefully someone will realise that there is a substantial segment of the audience out there that wants to be able to watch shows without needing to mute or skip - or just not watch at all. Mystic Quest joins See, Truth be Told, The Morning Show and Servant as unsuitable for this family’s viewing. Have we reached the point where immature (foul language, sex/nudity, extreme violence) content it required for a ‘successful’ TV show? It looks like Disney+’s arrival here (Ireland) in late March will be the only way forward....

god forbid people talk on tv the same way they talk in real life
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stromos Avatar
13 months ago


So, yet another show from Apple that is not family-friendly! What a major disappointment. Even For All Mankind had to pop in two f-words per episode, without any need! Sigh. Hopefully someone will realize that there is a substantial segment of the audience out there that wants to be able to watch shows without needing to mute or skip - or just not watch at all. Mystic Quest joins See, Truth be Told, The Morning Show and Servant as unsuitable for this family’s viewing. Have we reached the point where immature (foul language, sex/nudity, extreme violence) content it required for a ‘successful’ TV show? It looks like Disney+’s arrival here (Ireland) in late March will be the only way forward....

Yes there is a whole network dedicated to you called Disney+ let the rest of us enjoy.

Hopefully some parents will realize that there is a substantial segment of the audience out there that wants realism and not censorship.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Herrpod Avatar
13 months ago
3 episodes in and I love it. Episode 3 especially was hilarious. Good job, Apple.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sinsin07 Avatar
13 months ago

I can scroll through Netflix and find plenty of family-friendly fare. Haven’t spent more than a few minutes on Amazon, so I can’t comment on it.

Get real.
Netflix had a 13 year streaming head start over Apple and didn't start original programing until 2013 (House of Cards). Until that time they had licensed content.
Amazon had a 14 year streaming head start over Apple and didn't start original programing until 2013 (Amazon Studios).
Apple has what 15, 16 shows available right now? It's been just over 3 months and they have more original shows than Netflix or Amazon started out with in same time frame.

Apple seems to have aimed for the immature audience sector rather than the broader one.

You got it backwards.
The type of shows you are looking for that are family safe are the immature shows.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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