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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 07.11.14] post apocalyptic fantasy

Terry Brooks' beloved Shannara series has been on the table for adaptation for years now, but MTV have picked up the gauntlet, green-lighting a 10 episode first season. I can only assume the decision to finally invest in the sprawling post-apocalyptic/Fantasy series is due to the popularity of HBO's Game of Thones, but who cares, I honestly never thought we'd see this day.

Shannara is unique to epic fantasy in that it's still earth as we know it, but the world is a post-nuclear future version of Earth where humans have mutated into elves and dwarves and the land mass of the planet is all swapped around.

Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: LA, Wrath of the Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) has been tapped to direct the first two episodes while Iron Man's John Favreau will produce.

Word is that the show's producers plan to base the show’s first season on "The Elfstones of Shannara", the second novel in Brooks’ series.

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Eh no (7 years ago) Reply

You don't skip an entire series you start at the very beginning


Aeacos (7 years ago) Reply

The Elves are not mutated humans, they survived the nuclear apocalypse inside an elfstone. The Trolls, Gnomes and Dwarfs would be the evolution of the mutated humans.

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