There’s a secret here that… feels unsettling. You’re the revealer of secrets, Lord. If there’s something more to this, something I need to do, please… make it clear to me.John Whittaker, #833: “The Secret of the Writer’s Ruse”
The Alternate Rydell Saga (AR) is a different take on the saga of Morrie Rydell from Adventures in Odyssey. After the episode “A Sacrificial Escape,” the Alternate Rydell Saga breaks from the official saga with a different version of “Further from the Truth.” It is a series of five scripts written by Michael LaFaver, the host of AIO Audio News. The first draft of AR #1 was written in 2019, and the following four episodes were written in 2021.
Production began on May 19, 2021 for the five episodes in the series, and after a week-long rewrite, production briefly resumed on May 31 before being shut down by Focus on the Family on June 3. Allie Barrett finished the cover artwork for it on September 5.