TV show dates: January 5, 2016 — November 22, 2017.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Emilia Burns, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Aaron Jakubenko, Daniel MacPherson, John Rhys-Davies, Marcus Vanco, Vanessa Morgan, Malese Jow, Gentry White, Caroline Chikezie, and Desmond Chiam.
TV show description:
Set millennia in the future, this fantasy series follows three unlikely heroes, on their quest to thwart a demonic army.
When the Ellcrys Tree begins to fail, it signifies a threat to the Four Lands. It is said each leaf represents a single demon. As the leaves fall, creatures of darkness are released from the Forbidden Zone. If the tree dies, the world will end.
Raised by her grandfather, after the death of her parents, Elvin Princess Amberle Elessedil (Poppy Drayton), longs to prove herself. When she has a vision that the world is ending, because she broke the rules, Amberle departs the palace to seek the truth.
Strong yet vulnerable, the human Eretria (Ivana Baquero) belongs to the abusive, hostile Rover clan. This self-taught woman is skilled in weaponry, the hunt, and the art of seduction. As the quest progresses, she learns compassion and selflessness.
After his father dies, Elf-Human Wil Ohmsford (Austin Butler) is raised by his mother and an uncle. When his mother passes, Wil realizes he wants to be a healer. It is on his journey that he meets both Eretria and Amberle.
Wil, who was raised as a farm boy, soon learns he is the last descendant of the Shannara bloodline. Surprised at his ancestry of kings and warriors, Wil must find the hero that lies within. If he can unlock the power of the Elf Stones, he can defeat the demons.
With the Four Lands in grave danger, this trio — united in destiny and purpose — sets out to to save the world from destruction.
Despite his painful past, the last Druid, Allanon (Manu Bennett), must use his wisdom and powers to protect and lead the elves, and save the world from a great battle. Along with Wil, he realizes Amerbele is necessary for the salvation of the Four Lands.
Amberle’s granddfather, the aging Elvin King Eventine (John Rhys-Davis) was instrumental in ending the war of the Four Races. Since then, he has kept secret the truth about magic and demons. While he wants the best for his kingdom and family, his decisions have not always been beneficial.
Try as he might, Eventine’s son, Arion (Daniel MacPherson), wants the crown, but does not have what it takes to succeed his father. Arion’s brother, Ander (Aaron Jakubenko), may deserve the crown, but is lacking in will.
Episode #20 — “Blood” (2.10)
In the final showdown, Wil must save the Four Lands. Wil, Mareth and Eretria grapple with the loss of one of their own. (Courtesy of Spike TV)
First aired: November 22, 2018
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