Disney+ is adding a slew of nonfiction projects to its slate, the streamer said at Realscreen Summit in New Orleans on Thursday.
Shows on the list include a resurrection of reality competition show The Quest, which aired on ABC in 2014. The show—which is filmed at a real-life castle outside of Vienna, Austria—comes from The Amazing Race executive producers Bertram van Munster, Elise Doganieri and Mark Dziak. In it, see teenaged competitors encounter mystical beings and magical occurrences that rival their favorite fantasy books, games and movies. Court Five’s Mark Odesky and Jane Fleming and Scout Productions’ David Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric also executive produce.
Van Munster’s Amazing Race team also is executive producing another reality competition series, The Maze, for Disney+. That show will bring five teams consisting of an adult and a teen relative on a massive scavenger hunt that will force them to solve riddles and decipher clues in order to move on. Only one team will finally find its way through the Maze to victory.
From National Geographic comes six-part docuseries, Meet the Chimps, which will take viewers into a chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana. Meet the Chimps is produced by Blink Films (Meet the Penguins, Meet the Orangutans and The Creative Brain), with Justine Kershaw and Michael Welsh serving as executive producers, and Virginia Quinn as series director.
Finally, Pixar is producing an untitled series from production company Supper Club (Netflix’s Chef’s Table). The series will follow the company’s SparkShorts program, which offers select Pixar employees the opportunity to make their own animated short films. Brian McGinn, Jason Sterman and David Gelb executive produce.