Leave it to Mythic Quest to maintain issues attention-grabbing till the very finish. Season 2 of the Apple TV+ comedy ended with two of the most important twists on this office comedy’s historical past. Decider spoke to sequence co-creator Megan Ganz and star Danny Pudi in regards to the pleasure and eventual ache that comes with blowing up their present’s total premise. Spoilers forward for Mythic Quest Season 2.
Pudi’s Head of Monetization Brad stands on the heart of the finale’s first main twist. After a season spent dueling together with his brother and assistant Jo (Jessie Ennis) over insider buying and selling, Brad is arrested. Though it’s a fairly drastic destiny for his character, Pudi wasn’t shocked by Brad’s impending jail time.
“It’s kind of inevitable,” Pudi mentioned. “That’s one of my favorite things, the reaction to going to jail afterwards in the office. I think both Rob [McElhenney] and Charlotte [Nicdao] are like, ‘Yeah, that tracks. I saw that coming.’ I think all roads lead to Brad going to jail at some point.”
Pudi has no concept how Brad goes to get out of jail time, however he’s assured that his ever-hustling character will one way or the other flip this right into a win. “It’s funny, watching his perspective and how he’s already thinking about, as a sort of master manipulator, how adding this layer of jail is going to help him in his pursuits of manipulation or street cred and getting what he wants. He’s already one step ahead,” Pudi mentioned. “I don’t know what happened in jail. Megan [Ganz], I’ll leave that up to you. But I’m very curious to hear what happened.”
“He’ll definitely be back in Season 3,” Ganz teased. “He might have a big neck tattoo. We’re working it out. We’re going to see how long Danny wants to sit in the makeup chair for all of next season.”
But Brad’s arrest is nothing in comparison with Season 2’s greatest twist. At the top of “TBD”, Ian (McElhenney) and Poppy (Nicdao) roam the halls of Mythic Quest props division trying to find inspiration about which new enlargement they’re going to work on subsequent. By this level Poppy’s plans for a very dynamic MQ expertise have failed, and Ian has began to become bored with the sport he created. That’s after they provide you with essentially the most radical concept of all. Ian and Poppy agree to go away Mythic Quest and create a completely new sport collectively.
“We’ve envisioned that these people as we’ve built them, they hate each other but they also need each other,” Ganz mentioned. “So I imagine that Season 3 might start with a classic getting-the-gang-back-together montage where they’re getting Brad out of prison and they’re getting Joe from whatever crazy situation she’s ended up in and getting the testers back from Berkeley or Rachel back from Berkeley and sort of getting everybody back together.”
This massive swing of an ending speaks to what separates Mythic Quest the present from its friends. (*2*) Ganz mentioned. “Poppy at Mythic Quest was only ever going to feel like Ian was giving her power. The process of going and building a new game together or, as they put it, conceiving a child together is going to put them on more equal footing moving forward.”
This determination was additionally made in order that the present’s workforce may discover a distinct kind of sport. “They might not build an MMO. We might look at other types of gaming just to keep everything fresh for ourselves as we make it,” Ganz defined. “It’s a typical thing in shows — and we did this every season of Community too — where you don’t think too much about how you’re going to solve that issue next year. You’re just sort of like, ‘Well, this is a fun way to end this season. We’ll worry about it then.’ I mean, certainly in Community we never knew if we were coming back. So we were like, ‘We might not even have to worry about it.’”