Today at New York Comic-Con, MTV announced that the highly anticipated series based on Terry Brooks’ Shannara novels will begin airing January 5, 2016 with a two-hour pilot.
The panel also saw the release of the first full trailer for the show:
Season one of The Shannara Chronicles will adapt [easyazon_link identifier=”B002H2CEZI” locale=”US” tag=”legoflei07-20″]The Elfstones of Shannara[/easyazon_link]. The show features Poppy Drayton as Elven Princess Amberle, Austin Butler as reluctant hero Wil Ohmsford, Ivana Baquero as Eretria, and Manu Bennett as Allanon, the last of the Druids. This epic fantasy story revolves around the desperate fight of Elves and Humans against Demons, while Wil and Amberle conduct a quest for the one magic that can truly stop the Demon threat.
Legion of Leia will keep you posted on future developments and will bring you weekly recaps once the series hits the airwaves.
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