MTV ‘Shannara Chronicles’ Moving to Spike for Season 2
There’s no two ways around the fact that MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles was an expensive series, and not precisely the breakout hit to justify it. MTV and Viacom are doing some restructuring of their own, and it now seems that Shannara will move to Spike for its second season this fall.
No formal Season 2 premiere date has been given for the adaptation of Terry Brooks’ 25-novel franchise, though we can expect The Shannara Chronicles moving to the Viacom-owned Spike TV in fall. An encore of Season 1 will begin on Spike Thursday, June 29, directly after its premiere of The Mist.
Adding new cast members, Vanessa Morgan (Lyria), Malese Jow (Mareth), Gentry White (Garet), Caroline Chikezie (Queen Tamlin), and Desmond Chiam (General Riga), here’s how Spike summarizes Season 2:
Season two takes place one year after the events of last season. The Four Lands are in chaos - the re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eretria, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight.
For those unfamiliar with the 25-book franchise that began in 1977, the Shannara series follows the titular family hundreds of years after the destruction of our own civilization, whose magical powers “perpetually reshape the future of the world.” The Jon Favreau-produced adaptation (with Smallville producers Al Gough and Miles Millar at the helm) started with the chronologically second novel, The Elfstones of Shannara, as its first season.
An official Season 2 premiere date is expected in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.