Shannara Series Coming To MTV!
MTV, along with Jon Favreau, Al Gough, and Miles Millar, are producing a show based of the novel series Shannara. The 20-book series (and still going strong), written by Terry Brooks, has produced one graphic novel-The Dark Wraith Of Shannara and now this upcoming TV series who has just cast with Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth, Gelo, My Other Me), who will play a human character named Eretria. She is described as coming “from the wrong side of the tracks, Eretria has been forced to use her beauty and wits to survive.” She was raised by thieves known as the Rovers, but then joins Wil Ohmsford (Austin Butler) and Amberle’s (Poppy Drayton) quest to save the Four Lands. Manu Bennett will also star as Allanon.
The story is set after the destruction of our civilization in the “great wars”, with the world reverting to a medieval state and magic re-emerging. Many of the protagonists in the story are descended from the Eleven noble family of Shannara. Apparently the TV show will begin by adapting the second novel in the series, The Elfstones Of Shannara. The first two episodes will be directed by TMNT’s Jonathan Liebesman.
I’ve heard that the Teen Wolf show is pretty good, makes me curious to check this out.