Brooke Williams (Spartacus: Blood And Sand), Daniel MacPherson (Neighbours), and Marcus Vanco (Unbroken) have joined the cast of The Shannara Chronicles, MTV’s 10-episode straight-to-series drama based on Terry Brooks’ massive fantasy book series. Written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, Shannara is set in our world, thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization. The story centers on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world. Filming is currently underway in New Zealand.
Williams, repped by UTA, Principato Young and Johnson & Laird in New Zealand, will play Catania, a witty and wise Elf who is not only Amberle’s (Poppy Drayton) handmaiden, but her trusted best friend in the palace. MacPherson, repped by UTA, Management 360, and Morrissey Management in Australia, is Arion, the heir to the Elvin throne. Arion takes himself very seriously and is the opposite of his wilder brother Ander. Vanco, repped by Eaton Management and Silver Lining Entertainment, plays Bandon. Feared by his family for his mysterious visions, Bandon is discovered by Wil (Austin Butler) and Amberle starving and chained to a wall. Allanon (Manu Bennett) takes special interest in him, believing his abilities will be integral in saving the Four Lands. Cast also includes Ivana Baquero (Eretria) and John Rhys-Davies (King Eventine).