As fans of the twice-cancelled Community TV series know, creator Dan Harmon is a fan of Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs (role-playing games). Below, watch two trailers for Harmon’s new HarmonQuest TV show, premiering on Seeso, Thursday, July 14, 2016. HarmonQuest is a live-action/animated RPG and TV series, starring executive producers Harmon and Spencer Crittenden, along with Erin McGathy, Jeff Bryan Davis and guest stars, as they play the Pathfinder RPG.
Also featured in HarmonQuest are: Aubry Plaza, Chelsea Peretti, Thomas Middleditch, Steve Agee, Paul F. Tompkins, Ron Funches, John Hodgman, and Kumail Nanjiani. The entire 10 episode first season drops July 14th. Seeso is NBC-Universal’s ad-free, paid-subscription S-VOD (streaming video-on-demand) platform. The membership rate in the US is currently $3.99 per month. The first episode of HarmonQuest is currently streaming for free on Amazon.
Watch this HarmonQuest TV series trailer from Seeso.
Watch “HarmonQuest: Paul F. Tompkins is on Fire.”
Here is Amazon‘s description of the HarmonQuest series’ premiere episode, “The Quest Begins.”
1. The Quest Begins
Fondue and friends partake in the Festival of Restoration, but are interrupted by a barbarian chased by an evil cult. After unleashing evil upon the world, Fondue takes up a quest to save the world from the Heralds of the Manticore.
TV-PG CC Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: July 14, 2016
In the following interview on Larry King Now, Harmon says, “HarmonQuest is the realization of about a decade-long fantasy I had — ever since I saw the Ricky Gervais podcast show on HBO. […] This is something I find particularly funny — the relationship between good animation and impromptu, previously recorded audio.”
Harmon adds, “That, I combined with my love of fantasy role-playing games, which has existed since childhood. And so I thought we could get in front of an audience — with celebrity guests and play these games, like I did when I was 15 years old. Then we take the audio, give it to animators — so the animators are showing us with our swords and shields, going through dungeons and things.”
King asks if HarmonQuest is based on his love for Dungeons & Dragons. Harmon says, “Yeah, that’s the original fantasy role-playing game that started it all.”
Bonus: Harmon says his current favorite TV show is Game of Thrones and ties his appreciation back to his days as a young nerd, playing D&D with his friends.
What do you think? Did you enjoy the HarmonQuest TV series trailers? Will you watch the first episode for free, on Amazon? Do you subscribe to Seeso? If not, does HarmonQuest tempt you to? Tell us.