ABC’s new series “The Quest” is a reality show making every fantasy fan’s dream come true. The network spent what looks like a whole heck of a lot of money bringing a fantastical world to life, and then set real-life contestants inside of it to compete against one another.

The above trailer, via Mashable, explains how the newest take on a reality competition show will work. “Lord of the Rings” producer Mark Ordesky helped create the world and make it as authentic to the fantasy world as possible. We’re getting a decidedly “Game of Thrones”-meets-Dungeons & Dragons vibe.

But will “The Quest” be as cool to watch as it seems like it was to create? Or will it be a case of the concept being cooler than the execution? Decide for yourself when “The Quest” premieres on July 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz