Calling all fantasy and adventure seekers! On May 11th, 2022, Disney + will be streaming their first, original competition series titled The Quest. This hybrid competition will take eight real teens from the real world to a fantasy world titled Everealm. Together, they will work to save the world from the evil that lies beneath the fantasy. What evil awaits these teens you may ask? You can get a sneak peek of the new show below!
On April 2nd, 2022 audiences at Wondercon were asked “Do you have what it takes to save the Kingdom?” as they were welcomed to Everealm, the world at the center of the unique new Original Series. The Everealm is a mystical land powered by beauty and magic, that has been standing for thousands of years.
Now, the realm is threatened by a powerful evil Sorceress. As a last hope, the noble Fates summon eight strangers (the teens) known as Paladins from a world beyond, with hopes and dreams to live in a world of fantasy. But they are not prepared for the dangers and evil they will face.
The eight Paladins introduced in the teaser are, David, a 14-year-old boy from Maryland with ambitions to inspire other kids his age to “embrace their inner nerd”. Serean, a 14-year-old from Washington, is known for her “energy that can never be killed”. Holden is 16 years old from California with a passion to play music and write fantasy novels. Myra is 16 years old from New York and a lover of all things space-related. Shaan is a 13-year-old from California with strong leadership and perseverance skills to take on any challenge. Ava is 14 years old from New Hampshire with a competitive spirit and a lover of all things nature. Caden is 16 years old from Texas and has been performing in musicals since he was five and is described as having “no filter” no matter what. Lastly, Toshani a 14-year-old from New York who comes from a large family and is described as a “boss girl” who is ready to take her problem solving and detective skills to reign victory in The Quest.
These eight Paladins must work together to fulfill an ancient prophecy and vanquish the evil Sorceress. This evil Sorceress is no other than Tavora, played by Melissa Mehrabian, a ruthless sorceress who from a young age displayed shockingly powerful magic abilities. But the village she lived in didn’t think these abilities to be good so they banished her to a dark forest titled Marwood. There she would find a portal to The Deep where she meets the Ferals who are the source of evil in the kingdom.
Other characters in The Quest include Princess Adaline played by Racquel Jean-Louis who is impulsive, smart, charismatic, and loved by everyone in her kingdom. Prince Emmett, played by Braeden De La Garza, is wise beyond his years and brainy, with a streak of arrogance. He hungers for knowledge, particularly magical knowledge. Prince Cederic, played by Elliott Ross, is strong, decisive, and commanding, Cederic seems the obvious choice to succeed his father as king of Sanctum, Everealm’s most powerful kingdom. King Silas, played by Kerwin Thompson is the younger brother of the late King Magnus and uncle to the three heirs, King Silas married into the royal family of Oraa. The optimistic ruler always sees the best in others — sometimes to a fault. The jovial king makes fast friends, but his bleeding heart tends to get him into trouble. A true statesman, King Silas is known to endear himself to the royals of neighboring kingdoms.
Also joining these characters are Mila, played by Emily Gately, and Davus, played by Harry Aspinwall. Mila is a foot soldier in the Runeguard Army, she has the passion and skill of a warrior but the wisdom and moral fortitude of a mage. On the battlefield, she is confident and outspoken, but in social circles and around royalty, she holds back. When the Fates choose young Mila as the Oracle for The Quest, it proves to be the first step toward her unique destiny as a mighty warrior and a powerful mage.
Davus comes from five generations of trusted advisors to the rulers of Sanctum. With the death of King Magnus, a new world of possibilities has opened for the ambitious Dravus. Though outwardly loyal to the cause of Sanctum, Dravus privately dabbles in the art of forbidden magic and is consumed with curiosity about the power of the Ferals, the dark, chaotic spirits whose singular goal is to usurp the Fates. When the Fates overlook him as the Oracle for The Quest, his demeanor changes slowly, revealing his pride and anger.
“The Quest” is produced by Court Five, New Media Collective, and Scout Production Inc. From Court Five, Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky (“Lord of the Rings”) are executive producers who say, “We’re doing something magical that has never been done at this level. We’re taking real people and putting them in a fully-realized fantasy story, conceived and built by incredible artisans in every department”. From New Media Collective, Bertram van Munster, Elise Doganieri, and Mark Dziak (“The Amazing Race”) are executive producers. From Scout Production Inc., Rob Eric, Michael Williams and David Collins (“Queer Eye”) are executive producers.
The Quest combines the best elements of scripted and unscripted content to create an immersive eight-episode competition series where fantasy and reality collide. Each Paladin’s mind, body, and soul will be put to the test with new surprises around every corner of the unknown land, changing not only the fate of Everealm but also their own.
So if you can’t for this unique challenge and to partake in the mystical adventures of the Everealm you can watch the full trailer below! And as always stay tuned here at Chip and Company for all things releasing and streaming on Disney+.