Tuesday, December 2, 2014


MTV is getting into the Thrones game. The former music network is producing 'Shannara', a 10-episode series which is based on the fantasy book franchise written by Terry Brooks.

'Shannara' takes place on Earth Prime-Time thousands of years into the future, so I figure it won't be creating too many temporal Zonks for the timelines of other TV series which are set in the future. 'Shannara' is the family name for the clan at the center of the series who have control over ancient magics, and the lead character will be Amberle, an Elven princess.

Here's a press release description for Amberle:

"Agile, fit and capable, she has become the first female to be accepted as one of the Chosen, the special group of Elves responsible for the protection and care of the ancient Ellcrys tree. But unlike the rest of the Chosen, Amberle’s dangerous and heroic journey is just beginning."

The first season will be based on the second book in the series, "The Elfstones Of Shannara", which makes me wonder what was wrong with using the first book? Dull story? Not televisual enough?

Poppy Drayton will be playing Amberle.


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