Three episodes in and Mythic Quest has actually began to discover the “divorcing dad and mom” aesthetic of its two leads. However Ian (Rob McElhenney) and Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) aren’t the staff who steals the highlight in “#YumYum.” That distinct honor belongs to Danny Pudi’s Brad, and his new assistant, the equally cutthroat Jo (Jessie Ennis). Decider spoke to Pudi in addition to sequence co-creator Megan Ganz about what went into creating this new and lethal dynamic between two equally hungry sharks.
Since Mythic Quest‘s first episode Brad has stood as this workplace’s pressure of evil. The Head of Monetization brazenly claims he solely cares about cash, and he usually sabotages the sport and pits his co-workers in opposition to each other to get what he desires. So it solely is smart that Brad would finally discover himself with a mentee as aggressive and intense as him: Jo.
“I feel Brad sees one thing in Jo,” Pudi mentioned. “Jessie is so humorous. She is that this simply comedic pressure. To me, that was such an thrilling pairing. When Megan instructed me we’re going to be paired collectively, I simply thought it was going to be so enjoyable. There’s this type of battle between the 2 of who’s going to finally come out on high as the largest shark within the workplace. I like two individual comedy. It was simply enjoyable to have this type of like little dynamic enjoying out by the course of the season and seeing how we might bounce off one another in several settings.”
Episode 3 marks the primary time the pair have cut up up and used their chaotic powers for good. Or no less than good adjoining. Whereas Brad tries to assist the deeply unlucky David (David Hornsby) discover a date on-line, Jo helps C.W. (Murray Abraham) renegotiate his guide contract. However after they’re not fixing the workplace’s many issues in their very own bullheaded methods, Brad and Jo’s relationship is harking back to one other present set within the office.
“We went full Sorkin with you guys with the stroll and talks this yr,” Ganz mentioned.
“My first TV job was West Wing. I had one line in the course of a stroll and discuss, which was ‘Visitor checklist for the Cleveland occasion.’ I feel I needed to give a sheet of paper to Brad Whitford. Aaron Sorkin may need been gone from West Wing by that time,” Pudi mentioned. “However nonetheless, it was a stroll and discuss and it was essentially the most scared I’ve ever been. One line. I needed to give one line in the course of the center stroll and discuss. After which this season, we’re simply doing stroll and talks in all places. I liked it. It’s very Brad. He’s clean. He retains them transferring. You’ll be able to’t get to him, can’t contact him. Three steps forward, six ft forward, or what was it, Megan?”
“He’s at all times three steps forward and 6 ft aside now due to quarantine,” Ganz clarified.
New episodes of Mythic Quest premiere on Apple TV+ on Fridays.