Based on the best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks, The Shannara Chronicles is set thousands of years in the future in which three heroes endeavor to to save the human race from a demon army. The tale concerns the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic.
The series stars John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings) and Manu Bennett (Spartacus) along with Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries), Poppy Drayton (When Calls The Heart) and Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth).
The 10-episode drama is written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar. Production wrapped in June in New Zealand. Gough and Millar are EPs and showrunners, with Brooks, Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman — who directed the first two episodes — and Dan Farah also serving as executive producers. MTV is producing with Sonar Entertainment.