‘The Shannara Chronicles’ Earns a Season 2

Shannara Chronicles Austin Butler and Poppy Drayton
Wil (Austin Butler) and Amberle (Poppy Drayton) in a scene from ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ (Photo Credit: MTV)

MTV’s top rated new series The Shannara Chronicles has been renewed for season two. The series is based on Terry Brooks’ bestselling fantasy book series and stars Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries), Poppy Drayton (When Calls The Heart), Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth), John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings), and Manu Bennett (Spartacus). Brooks serves as an executive producer along with Al Gough, Miles Millar, Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, and Dan Farah.

“This dream team delivered a beautiful, ground breaking show with compelling stories and character journeys which brought in new viewers. I can’t wait to see what season 2 brings,” said Mina Lefevre, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted Development at MTV.

“We’re thrilled to continue the momentum established in Season 1,” stated Jenna Glazier, Executive Vice President, Television Series, Sonar Entertainment. “Along with the ongoing support of MTV, the entire creative team is poised to raise the bar even higher in Season 2.”

The Plot: Set thousands of years in the future, the story follows three heroes, Elf-Human hybrid Wil, Elvin Princess Amberle, and Human Rover Eretria, as they embark on a quest to stop an evil Demon army from destroying the world.