F. Murray Abraham won't return for 'Mythic Quest' season 3

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What you need to know

  • F. Murray Abraham will not be part of the third season of Mythic Quest.
  • Producer Lionsgate has confirmed that Abraham will not return but won't comment further.
  • Apple TV+ points people toward Lionsgate's sparse statement.

Apple TV+ and Lionsgate have confirmed that F. Murray Abraham will not return for the third season of Mythic Quest. The 82-year-old actor played the role of the popular writer C.W. Longbottom on the show.

While no reasons for the move have been given, Vanity Fair cites a statement from Lionsgate that confirms the move. Apple TV+ has since pointed people to that statement when asked for comment.

F. Murray Abraham will not be resuming his role in the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest. A spokesperson for Lionsgate, the studio that produces the show, confirmed in a statement, "F. Murray Abraham will not be returning to season three of Mythic Quest. Beyond that, we do not comment on matters concerning personnel."

The popular Apple TV+ show has already been confirmed for two more seasons with no mention of Abraham sitting them out. Whether he will return for a fourth season hasn't been confirmed, but it seems unlikely at this point.

Mythic Quest has been a cult Apple TV+ hit and Abraham had previously spoken about his love of his role, saying that he found a "connection and humanity" when working on the show.

All eyes will now be on Apple TV+ and creator Rob McElhenney to see where Mythic Quest goes from here — and whether the news will mean a delay in the arrival of season three.

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Oliver Haslam

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