The first season of The Shannara Chronicles premiered on MTV in the United States on January 5, 2016, and consisted of 10 episodes. MTV originally greenlit a second season in April 2016; however, in May 2017, it was announced that the series would relocate to Spike (now Paramount Network). The second season premiered on October 11, 2017, and concluded November 22, 2017. On January 16, 2018, it was announced that the series had been cancelled after two seasons and that the producers were shopping the series to other networks. The series was later considered officially concluded.
Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films acquired the TV rights to the Shannara universe in 2012. In December 2013, it was announced that a series based on the books was being produced for MTV and had been given a straight-to-series, 10-episode order. On April 20, 2016, MTV greenlit a second season of The Shannara Chronicles.
In December 2014, it was announced that Manu Bennett would star as Allanon and in January 2015 Ivana Baquero, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Emelia Burns and John Rhys-Davies joined the show. Malese Jow, Vanessa Morgan, Gentry White, Desmond Chiam and Caroline Chikezie joined the cast as series regulars in season two.
Filming for the 10-episode first season wrapped in New Zealand at Auckland Film Studios in June 2015, and the first trailer debuted on July 10, 2015. Filming for the second season, which also consists of 10 episodes, began January 31, 2017, in New Zealand.
The opening theme song, \"Until We Go Down\", from the EP \"Up in Flames\", is performed by Ruelle. Other songs featured in the show's first season include \"Midnight\" by Coldplay, \"You Are a Memory\" by Message to Bears, \"Wave\" by Beck and \"Run Boy Run\" by Woodkid.
On January 16, 2018, it was announced that the series had been cancelled after two seasons. Producers later announced that the series is being shopped to other networks. The series was later considered officially concluded.
The Shannara Chronicles has received mixed reviews, receiving a 52/100 score on Metacritic, based on 15 reviews and a 54% for season 1 on Rotten Tomatoes based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 5.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads: \"The Shannara Chronicles wears its influences heavily on its sleeve and needs to find surer footing before it can tap its true potential, but it still might suffice for viewers in search of a teen-friendly Game of Thrones.\" The second season received a 100% approval rating based on five reviews.
Season two takes place one year after the events of last season. The Four Lands are in chaos. The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eretria, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight.
The premiere of The Shannara Chronicles season 1 pulled in over 7.5 million viewers, and the season maintained healthy ratings throughout airing. The series was shot in New Zealand which maintained its links to classic fantasy movies like The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The show also cast John Rhys-Davies in a major supporting role, and co-star Manu Bennett also played Azog the Defiler in The Hobbit movies.
While The Shannara Chronicles might have seen a dip in viewership when it moved to Spike, some larger forces might have already doomed the show. It was announced that the TV series would move to Spike (previously Spike TV) in May 2017, and season 2 aired from October through November 2017. However, Viacom, the parent company of Spike, announced in February 2017 that they would be rebranding from Spike to Paramount Network. The name change took effect on January 18, 2018, just two days after the cancellation of The Shannara Chronicles was announced. As part of the rebrand from Spike to Paramount Network, the network began to focus on more adult-focused content and The Shannara Chronicles young-adult vibe no longer fit their aesthetic and likely led them to ditch the show rather than continuing to invest while the fanbase built back up.
The elves, humans, gnomes, and trolls of the Four Lands are back! And have no fear: The Shannara Chronicles may have moved from MTV to Spike for season 2, but the cast and the countryside are no less beautiful for it.
In the second season of the Shannara Chronicles, the four lands are in the middle of rebuilding from their war against the demons of the first season and with fear running high, an extremist ant-magic group emerges, their goal simple, to eradicate all magical beings from the world, killing them without mercy.
The 10-episode second season of the fantasy series will air this fall. Based on the book series by Terry Brooks, Season 2 takes place one year after the Season 1 finale. The Four Lands are in chaos. The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eretria, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight.
The series stars Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko, and Marcus Vanco. Vanessa Morgan, Malese Jow, Gentry White, Caroline Chikezie, and Desmond Chiam will join the show this season. Al Gough and Miles Millar created the series and executive produce along with Brooks, Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, and Dan Farah. The series is produced and distributed worldwide by Sonar Entertainment in association with Millar/Gough Ink and Farah Films.
In the run-up to its premiere, there was much fanfare for MTV's The Shannara Chronicles, a series adaptation of Terry Brooks' acclaimed fantasy books. The first season's 10-episode run last January made good on all the hype thanks to charismatic leads and off-the-charts production value accompanying the fan-favorite tale of swords, stones, and sorcery. But then, all talk of the show seemed to dry up after the surprising finale and the only trickle of news we heard was that of the show's second season renewal. Now, nearly a year later, we've got our first taste of what that new season will be all about.
The Shannara Chronicles season 2 will be executive produced and written by Al Gough and Miles Millar. Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Terry Brooks and Dan Farah also serve as executive producers.
At the end of season 1, Amberle sacrificed herself to save the Ellcrys, which is also the conclusion to the Elfstones novel. The next book in the series jumps a generation and explores the adventures of nearly a whole new set of characters.
Maybe someday a studio will pick up the film rights and make The Shannara Chronicles into the fantasy series the books (which do have a really intriguing mythological backbone) truly deserve, because if these two seasons are all we have to go on, you may feel they have been done a disservice. Having said all this, Terry Brooks apparently feels this show captures his books well so, hey, what the hell do I know
There have been a number of television series based on books to hit the small screen so far in 2016. Included in that number is MTV's futuristic fantasy show The Shannara Chronicles, based on the Terry Brooks book series. So far, the show has only run for one season consisting of 10 episodes, but fans are hoping MTV will grant The Shannara Chronicles a second season. If that happens, though, the question becomes: Which cast members could return to The Shannara Chronicles for Season 2 Spoilers for Season 1 ahead!
Since Season 1 ended with Wil going off to find Eretria, it would be strange if Baquero didn't return either. The actress also seems enthusiastic about getting a second season of Shannara, and has even tweeted for MTV to #RenewShannara.
After restoring the Ellcrys tree vanquished the Dagda Mor at the end of Season 1, the finale seemed to set up Bandon as the big bad of Season 2. Thankfully, Vanco seems eager to return for a second season of Shannara and tweeted that he hoped to catch up with fellow cast members soon.
So, it seems most of the cast whose characters were left alive at the end of Season 1 are excited at the prospect of another season. But, I'll wait for official confirmation from MTV about Season 2, and further news about casting decisions, before I get my hopes up too high.
A fantasy drama set thousands of year in the future, The Shannara Chronicles stars Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Emilia Burns, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Aaron Jakubenko, Daniel MacPherson, and John Rhys-Davies. Beginning June 29th, season one will re-run on Spike on Thursdays at 11:00pm, following the first run of The Mist TV series adaptation.
It stated that season 1 episodes of Shannara would tape on Thurs at 11p on Spike. The first 3 weeks it did but now they have stopped and are no longer on the schedule on my cable guide, Anyone have any information Thank you. 59ce067264