ABC has released the opening sequence of its new fantasy-reality show "The Quest," which premieres Thursday, July 31, at 8 p.m. EDT.

The show, from an executive producer of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the producers of "The Amazing Race," follows 12 contestants, or "paladins," as they train and compete to be the hero to save the magical world of "Everealm."

Producer Jane Fleming told the Huffington Post that she and fellow producer, Mark Ordesky, conceived of the idea while working on "The Lord of the Rings" movies. Fleming said they would get footage of the actors training for scenes and thought, "Why do the actors get to have all the fun." On "The Quest," 12 ordinary fantasy enthusiasts will get their chance to see if they can cut it in "reality."

ABC's newly released opening sequence for the show features montages and maps, similar to the trademark "Game of Thrones" intro sequence, while a narrator describes how the 12 "heroes" will "reclaim the sun sphere and vanquish evil from the land."

"The Quest premieres Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. EDT. Are you interested in watching "The Quest"? Tweet your thoughts to @Ja9GarofaloTV