MTV is set to debut the fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles on January 5, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT with Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Manu Bennett, John Rhys-Davies, and Ivana Baquero in starring roles. Season one of the series, which is based on the bestselling books by Terry Brooks, will consist of 10 episodes centering on an Elf-Human hybrid named Wil (Butler), an Elvin Princess named Amberle (Drayton), and Eretria the Human Rover (Baquero). And months before the series’ premiere, The Shannara Chronicles stars Austin Butler and Poppy Drayton teamed up at Comic Con to talk about their characters, the series, the books, and why they found the subject matter so fascinating.
Watch the Austin Butler and Poppy Drayton interview:
Al Gough and Miles Millar wrote the series and serve as executive producers. Author Brooks, Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, and Dan Farah are also involved as executive producers. Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) directed episodes one and two.