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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.