Set thousands of years in our future and based on the best-selling books by Terry Brooks, The Shannara Chronicles follows a trio of heroes who’ve embarked on a quest to stop an demon army bent on destroying humanity’s world. The heroes are Amberle (Poppy Drayton), an Elvin Princess; Eretria (Ivana Baquero), a Human Rover; and Wil (Austin Butler), a Half-Elf, Half-Human. Watch the trailer, which debuted tonight on MTV’s Video Music Awards, below.

Al Gough and Miles Millar, whose credits include Spider-Man 2 and Smallville, are executive producers and showrunners of The Shannara Chronicles. Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Terry Brooks, Dan Farah and Gene Stein also serve as executive producers. Liebesman directed the first two episodes. MTV is producing with Sonar Entertainment.