MTV has given The Shannara Chronicles a season two after a successful start for the Fantasy show.
Mina Lefevre, the network’s executive vice president and head of scripted development had this to say about the show:
“[The Shannara] dream team delivered a beautiful, groundbreaking show with compelling stories and character journeys which brought in new viewers. I can’t wait to see what Season 2 brings.”
The Shannara Chronicles roughly follows the storylines set out in The Elfstones of Shannara, set in the fictional Four Lands. As the series opens, demons start to flee after being banished from this world to a place known as the Forbidding—locked by an ancient tree called the Ellcrys. The series chronicles the journey of Wil, Amberle and Eretria who, with the guidance of the last druid Allanon, must go on a quest to protect the Ellcrys from dying and releasing all the banished demons back into the Four Lands.
The Shannara Chronicles, based on the best-selling novel by Terry Brooks, is executive produced and written by Al Gough and Miles Millar. Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Brooks himself and Dan Farah also serve as executive producers. Developed at Sonar Entertainment, the series is co-produced by MTV, Sonar and Farah Films.