If "Lord of the Rings" and "Amazing Race" are both up your alley, you might be fit for "The Quest."
Casting producers will be in Chicago at the end of April on the lookout for contestants for "an epic and groundbreaking new competition show" called "The Quest."
Said to be the creation of the folks behind "The Amazing Race" along with an executive producer of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Quest" is on a nationwide search for "adventure seeking, fantasy enthusiasts."
Details about the show (like what network it's going to be on, what contestants will have to do, what, if anything, they're competing for in terms of a prize) are scarce.
Casting producer Kristin Malley said they have to be vague because they want to maintain an element of surprise. But she did describe the show this way: "Imagine if you took 'Amazing Race' and did it within Middle Earth." She said they're looking for the type of people who might try out for CBS' "Amazing Race" but are really into the fantasy world.
If that sounds like you, you'll have a couple chances to rub elbows with "The Quest" folks. They're holding a casting event from 8 to 10 p.m. April 25 at Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee, and they'll have a booth at C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) at McCormick Place on April 27.
Malley asked that would-be "Quest" contestants send an RSVP email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info: Name, age, occupation, phone, email, current photo and a brief explanation of why they'd be great for a show like this.