American comedy show tells people to get ready in the Welsh language
An American comedy show has sent a special message in the Welsh language.
The official Twitter account for the Apple TV+ programme Mythic Quest, which features Wrexham AFC co-owner Rob McElhenney, told people to “get ready for battle”.
It shared a tweet from the Wrexham AFC account which included a photo of McElhenney on the show, holding a shield with the club’s badge on it.
The tweet from Wrexham AFC said: “We really like @mythic_quest now. Go watch season 2 on May 7 over on AppleTV. Cool shield, @RMcElhenney.”
The message from Mythic Quest in response says: “Paratowch ar gyfer brwydr. Ond gwnewch yn siŵr bod AD yn cŵl ag ef.”
This means: “Get ready for battle. But make sure AD is cool with it.”
Paratowch ar gyfer brwydr. Ond gwnewch yn siŵr bod AD yn cŵl ag ef. https://t.co/0uSSCSQvzG
— Mythic Quest (@mythic_quest) April 17, 2021
McElhenney, who owns Wrexham alongside Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, is the Apple TV+ show’s co-creator, showrunner and actor.
It follows the story of a video game studio that produces the popular Mythic Quest game, and he plays the character of its creator Ian Grimm.
In the multiplayer role play game, players often inhabit a science fiction or fantasy world.
The Wrexham AFC club badge features in the standalone episode “Mythic Quest: Everlight”, where the characters ended up in a “magical forest”.
It debuted three weeks ahead of the nine-episode second season and includes narration from Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins.
On working with Hopkins, he told Variety: “Craig Mazin [producer and guest star] said, ‘Oh I know Anthony Hopkins’ lawyer, let’s just call him up.’ And within 20 minutes I’m talking to Anthony Hopkins.
“He sent me four takes and every one was perfect and that was it. The irony of it was that when we got him on the phone, I said, ‘What time is it over there?’ But he was in Los Angeles. And he said his street and I’m not exaggerating, he lives a block and a half away from me.”
McElhenney said a lot of people thought it “was a show about video games”, but he says the team’s intention from the beginning was to make “a show about people working together in an office and they just happened to work in the video game industry.”