Terry Brooks’ riveting bestselling book series provides the source material for MTV’s event series The Shannara Chronicles debuting on January 5, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT. Season one consists of 10 episodes starring John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings), Manu Bennett (Spartacus), Austin Butler (The Carrie Diaries), Poppy Drayton (When Calls The Heart) and Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth), with the team of Al Gough and Miles Millar (Into the Badlands, Smallville) writing and executive producing.
During Comic Con, Bennett and Baquero teamed up to discuss the appeal of the series, Brooks’ books, and what viewers can expect when they tune in.
Watch the Manu Bennett and Ivana Baquero interview:
The Shannara Chronicles 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.
Episodes 1 and 2: Thousands of years after the fall of Humankind, the Four Lands is in grave danger. The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of an unlikely trio: an Elvin Princess who dreams of a life outside of the palace walls, a beautiful, wild and wily Human Rover and a half-elf, who knows nothing of the great destiny that runs through his veins.
Having seen an apocalyptic vision of the world’s destruction, Amberle leaves the palace in search of answers. But when Wil and Allanon realize that she is the key to saving the Four Lands, they set out to find the princess before the Dagda Mor’s Demons hunt her down.