What you need to know
- 'Mythic Quest' creator Rob McElhenney sent a letter to the show's crew after its latest outbreak.
- A number of crew members were not satisfied with the producer's response.
Reported by Variety, tensions seem to be running high between the Mythic Quest crew and show creator Rob McElhenney. After the Apple TV+ series suffered another COVID-19 outbreak earlier this month, Rob McElhenney sent a message to the staff trying to reassure them that it was safe to come to work.
McElhenney's message went on to give crew members the option to stay at home if they did not feel comfortable coming to work.
Some members of the crew did not respond well to the safety claim. One crew member had short but choice words to the message:
Another crew member said that he is convinced he got sick at work due to a gradual breakdown in safety protocols in order to get the season done.
In response to the story from Variety, representatives for McElhenney responded with a statement from CTEH, the firm hired by the series to ensure the proper COVID-19 protocols were followed.
McElhenney also provided a statement to Variety, saying that his safety claims were based on the science and with the guidance of the CDC, LA County, SAG/AFTRA, and the DGA.
Hollywood has been attempting to keep production going safely through the pandemic in order to keep jobs and businesses afloat, but it is apparent that this has been a tough feat to pull off. Production on the new season of Mythic Quest resumed on Wednesday after an eleven-day shutdown.
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