LARP-ing comes to TV in ABC's Lord of the Rings-inspired reality series The Quest

This is, just, wow. ABC is prepping a new reality series that is basically a large-scale, Lord of the Rings-style adventure. Think The Hobbit meets Amazing Race.

Dubbed The Quest, the new unscripted series is set in what appears to be an elaborate live-action role-playing (LARP) world that will pit 12 regular people against a fantasy world with everything from magic to mythical creatures. This could either be insanely cool or the absolute stupidest thing ever. Regardless, we’re intrigued.

The series is set to premiere July 31. We're curious to see how they balance the reality-TV aspects of something like this with the fantasy craziness. It could make for a weird mix if not handled properly. Until then, check out the trailer:

What do you think? Is this a cool idea, or absolutely insane?

(Via Coming Soon)

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