ABC enters fantasy world
UPFRONTS: ABC has greenlit a new reality format called The Quest, from the producers of The Lord of the Rings movies and the creators of The Amazing Race.
The midseason show is from executive producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri (the duo behind The Amazing Race on CBS), Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming, Rob Eric and Michael Williams.
Profiles Television, Green Harbor Productions and Court Five – a movie company set up by Lord of the Rings producers Ordesky and Fleming – are the companies behind the format, in which 12 contestants enter a Middle Earth-style world of fantasy called Everealm.
The contestants face challenges “in a land of magic and malevolence, where mythical creatures lurk in the woods, agents of darkness stir in the shadows, and mystical beings infiltrate the keep,” according to ABC. The network has not yet given a time slot for the show.
The format was the only new unscripted format in ABC’s Upfront presentation today.http://www.c21media.net/archives/111014