Disney+ Teases Fantasy Competition Series “The Quest”
Disney+ is taking a step in a different direction. “The Quest,” a new competition series, will straddle the lines of reality and fantasy. Contestants are pretty much LARPing, with actors and incredible locations as a background for a special experience.
8 teens find themselves in a fully-immersive world, with fantastic creatures and situations unfolding. It’s like if the local ren faire, on their fantasy weekend, went all “10th Kingdom” and became a portal to another realm where everything was real, rather than make believe.
We’re certainly curious, and will give the series a chance. Disney+ describes “The Quest“:
Filmed at a castle outside Vienna, Austria, “The Quest” is an innovative reality competition that takes place in the fantasy world of Everealm. Teen contestants will compete in an unfolding drama where they encounter mystical beings and magical encounters that rival their favorite books, games and movies. They will be embedded in a fully immersive, 360-degree world complete with seamless technology, creature design, practical effects and scripted characters who interact dynamically with them. The series is executive produced by Court Five’s Mark Ordesky (“The Lord of the Rings”) and Jane Fleming; Scout Productions’ David Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric (“Queer Eye”); and New Media Collective’s Bertram van Munster, Elise Doganieri and Mark Dziak (“The Amazing Race”).
“The Quest” will hit Disney+ on May 11, 2022. Check out the trailer: