MTV has announced that The Shannara Chronicles, a new fantasy series that’s based on novels by Terry Brooks, will debut in January of 2016.
Here’s their press release and a video teaser:
MTV’S EPIC FANTASY SAGA “THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES” TO PREMIERE JANUARY 2016
World Premiere First Look at the Heroes, Villains, and Distant Future Fantasy World of “The Shannara Chronicles” Unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 10, 2014) – MTV today announced that its forthcoming epic fantasy series “The Shannara Chronicles” will premiere in January 2016. The network made the announcement during the first-ever Comic-Con panel for the series, which is based on author Terry Brooks’ international best-selling novels. Production for “The Shannara Chronicles” wrapped last month in New Zealand.
Brooks, who serves as an executive producer, appeared on the panel along with the cast of “The Shannara Chronicles” in its first-ever public appearance – Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton and John Rhys-Davies – as well as series Executive Producers Al Gough and Miles Millar. The Q&A session was moderated by TV Guide Magazine Senior Writer, Damian Holbrook.
Fans can stop by MTV’s booth (#3729) on the convention center all weekend to pick up a special, limited edition of “The Elfstones of Shannara,” complete with a one-of-a-kind Comic-Con book jacket. Additionally, John Rhys-Davies, Manu Bennett and Austin Butler will be in the MTV booth on Friday, July 10th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for signings and fan photos.
For more ways to connect with “The Shannara Chronicles,” check out our newly launched Tumblr (theshannarachroniclestumblr.com) filled with exclusive behind the scenes photos, videos, and concept artwork, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/theshannarachronicles and follow the show on Twitter at Twitter.com/Shannara.
Al Gough (“Spider-Man 2,” “Smallville”) and Miles Millar (“Spider-Man 2,” “Smallville”) are executive producers and the show runners of “The Shannara Chronicles.” Jon Favreau (“Iron Man” Franchise), Jonathan Liebesman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), Terry Brooks, Dan Farah and Gene Stein also serve as executive producers. Additionally, Jonathan Liebesman directed the first two episodes. MTV is producing with Sonar Entertainment.
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
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What do you think? Do you plan to check out The Shannara Chronicles next year?