There’s more galloping horses, scenery, glimpses of combat, and excitement in the newly-released trailer for “The Shannara Chronicles.” There’s still not much of any kind of plot revealed in the series of glimpses, but all signs point to a well-made world with plenty of visual appeal. Also, not to be outdone by Star Wars and its increasingly elaborate lightsabers, The Shannara Chronicles features an elaborate unfolding sword that goes through multiple spiky iterations before settling into its more standard sword configuration. Possibly it’s easier to carry folded?
As Terry Brooks,author of the Shannara series, consistently reiterates that he has been involved in every stage of the series’ creation and is happy with it, readers can expect the series to fit with the spirit of the books, even if every visual detail does not match exactly to their own private interpretations.
According to Terry Brooks “the trailers and photos of the actors and scenes have generated a lot of favorable buzz. We are already talking about next season – that’s how confident we are that you are going to love Season One” (The rest of the entry is on TerryBrooks.net). This means that, not only does it look like the first season’s adaptation of Elfstones of Shannara will be strong, we may get Wishsong of Shannara and other entries in the series.
And anticipating. The release date is still a vague “January of 2016,” with the reveal of the actual date saved for the NY Comic Con.
The official synopsis for The Shannara Chronicles
Coming to MTV in January 2016, ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ is a new TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. Set thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization, the story follows an Elven Princess, Amberle, a half-human half-elf, Wil, and a human, Eretria, as they embark on a quest to stop a Demon army from destroying the Four Lands.
‘The Shannara Chronicles’ stars Poppy Drayton, Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett and John Rhys-Davies. The series is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Al Gough, Miles Millar, Dan Farah, Jonathan Liebesman and author Terry Brooks.