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 May 3.