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MTV Picks Up ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ for Season Two

MTV has ordered a second season of “The Shannara Chronicles,” with an unconfirmed number of new episodes for 2016-17. Adapted from the international best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, for a second season, “The Shannara Chronicles” follows the journey of Wil (Austin Butler), Amberle (Poppy Drayton) and Eretria (Ivana Baquero) who, with the guidance of the last druid Allanon (Manu Bennett), must go on a quest to protect the Ellcrys from dying and releasing all the banished demons back into the Four Lands. It debuted on January 5.

“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 two brings,” said Mina Lefevre, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted Development at MTV.

“We’re thrilled to continue the momentum established in Season one,” added 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 two.”

“The Shannara Chronicles” is executive produced and written by Al Gough and Miles Millar. Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Terry Brooks and Dan Farah also serve as executive producers.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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