MTV Orders SHANNARA Adaptation Straight to Series

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MTV‘s programming certainly has changed over the years, but I’m grateful in at least one instance, because Teen Wolf is one of my favorite series. Based on that, I’m definitely going to be checking out its recently announced series Shannara, based on the international best-selling fantasy novel series by Terry Brooks.

And I feel even more excited about it when I see the names attached to the production. Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans, Battle Los Angeles) will direct the first two episodes. Alfred Gough (SmallvilleSpider-Man 2) and Miles Millar (Smallville, I Am Number Four) will write and executive produce the series, which is greenlit for 10 episodes. Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Terry Brooks and Dan Farah will serve as executive producers.

Here’s the synopsis:


Shannara” is set in our world, thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization. The story is centered on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world. The first season will be based on The Elfstones of Shannara, the second title in the series, a fan favorite which spent 16 weeks on the New York Times’ Bestseller list and is accredited with cementing the series’ place in the fantasy world.

The “Shannara” books are estimated to be the highest-selling un-adapted fantasy book series in the world. Terry Brooks is estimated to be the second highest-selling living fantasy author, after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

We’ll keep you posted!

Erin Willard
Written by Erin Willard

Erin is the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for