Apple is starting to get into the streaming series business themselves and while a lot of their shows aren’t exactly on everyone’s radar there is an upcoming one that has caught our attention. That being the comedy series from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia alum Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, which will be set in a video game development studio. In August, it was announced that Apple had given the project a full series order.
The series is set in a video game development studio, with McElhenney also attached to star in addition to writing and executive producing alongside Day. The series marks the duo’s first collaboration as writers since “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” McElhenney co-created “It’s Always Sunny” with both he and Day starring and serving as executive producers on that show.
HN Entertainment has exclusively learned that the title of the series will be Hero Quest.
We also have some production details to share. Filming is set to begin on Monday in Los Angeles and is expected to continue until it wraps around March/April. The production beginning next week would suggest that casting announcements are just around the corner.
They’ve also hired American Horror Story production designer Mark Worthington, who has previously also worked on HBO’s Watchmen, Netflix’s The Umbrella Company, CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, and Lost.
It sounds like the project could be Apple’s answer to HBO’s hit Silicon Valley. Although, I’m not entirely sure if Hero Quest will be as mature and raunchy as Sunny/Valley.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT