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[02/01/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 1
Updates include: Kenneth Choi to star in NBC comedy pilot; Ernie Hudson cast as dad to "Angie Tribeca" at TBS; and Dean Georgaris among latest to land pilot order at ABC.

[04/20/16 - 10:13 AM]
MTV Renews "The Shannara Chronicles" for Second Season
The announcement was made ahead of the 2016 MTV Upfront presentation to be held in New York tomorrow.

[01/12/16 - 01:00 PM]
MTV's "The Shannara Chronicles" Premiere Reaches 7.5 Million Total Viewers, Leaps +71% in L+3 Ratings
MTV further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 5.

[12/01/15 - 06:51 AM]
Video: MTV Reveals Stunning Opening Title Sequence for "The Shannara Chronicles"
The show open features powerful and stunning visuals of the post-apocalyptic world of "Shannara," harmonized with artist Ruelle's haunting hit song, "Until We Go Down."

[10/10/15 - 02:23 PM]
MTV Takes Over Tuesdays Beginning January 5 with Two-Hour Premiere of Epic Fantasy Series "The Shannara Chronicles" and Return of Hit Scripted Drama "Teen Wolf"
During the panel at New York Comic Con, fans also got a first-look at an all-new trailer.

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.

[09/17/15 - 01:49 PM]
MTV Takes Over New York Comic Con with "Teen Wolf" and "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and give fans exclusive first-looks at the upcoming seasons for each show.

[07/22/15 - 01:01 PM]
MTV Promotes Mina Lefevre to Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted Development
Lefevre has launched hits including "Scream," "Finding Carter," and "Faking It," and is developing the forthcoming fantasy epic "The Shannara Chronicles."

[07/10/15 - 01:31 PM]
MTV's Epic Fantasy Saga "The Shannara Chronicles" to Premiere January 2016
The network made the announcement during the first-ever Comic-Con panel for the series, which is based on author Terry Brooks' international best-selling novels.

[04/21/15 - 02:00 PM]
MTV Unveils World Premiere Look at "Scream," "The Shannara Chronicles," Diverse New Programming Slate at 2015 Upfront Presentation
Plus: the network reveals summer premiere dates for "Teen Wolf," "Awkward," "Faking It," "Girl Code," "Catfish: The TV Show," "Teen Mom 2" and "America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs."

[03/02/15 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 2
Updates include: Jane Lynch is the "Angel from Hell" at CBS; Mireille Enos to lead "The Catch" at ABC; and Rob Kazinsky is set as FOX's "Frankenstein."

[02/10/15 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 10
Updates include: Jessica Sula set as new lead on ABC Family's "Recovery Road"; Betsy Brandt cast in "Life in Pieces" at CBS; and Jennifer Esposito joins the cast of ABC's "Mistresses."

[01/13/15 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 13
Updates include: John Rhys-Davies bound for MTV's "Shannara"; Shoshana Bush to lead ABC Family's "Tough Cookie"; and FOX formally pulls the plug on "Red Band Society."

[01/07/15 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 7
Updates include: Matt Bomer to play Montgomery Clift for HBO; Ivana Baquero cast in MTV's "Shannara"; and Peter Tolan, George Clooney and Bennett Miller team for "The Studio" at Showtime.

[12/17/14 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 17
Updates include: Manu Bennett boards "Shannara" at MTV; Charlie Sheen to drop by "The Goldbergs" at ABC; and Gina Torres set to recur on the Alphabet's "Revenge."

[12/08/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 8
Updates include: Pivot pulls its flagship nightly program "TakePart Live"; Mark Hamill to reprise role of The Trickster on "The Flash"; and Maggie Siff bound for Showtime's "Billions."

[12/05/14 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 5
Updates include: Aaron Jakubenko latest cast in MTV's "Shannara"; Wynn Everett scores role in TNT's "Lumen"; and Peri Gilpin to succeed Jean Smart on NBC's "Mr. Robinson."

[11/13/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 13
Updates include: CBS gives "The McCarthys" two additional scripts; Netflix on track to revive "Longmire"; and VH1 is in talks to bring back MTV's "The Osbournes."

[07/11/14 - 10:06 AM]
MTV Greenlights "Shannara" Straight to Series and Announces Jonathan Liebesman as Director During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network renews "Catfish: The TV Show" and gives premiere dates for "Are You The One?," "Awkward," "Faking It" and "Happyland."

[12/06/13 - 09:19 AM]
MTV and Sonar Entertainment Announce Development Deal for Scripted Television Series Based on the Adaptation of the International Best-Selling Fantasy Novels "Shannara" Authored by Terry Brooks
Jon Favreau will direct and executive produce and Al Gough and Miles Millar will write and executive produce if the project goes to series.







SHANNARA CHRONICLES, THE (MTV)
Returns in TBA 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/5/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2016-17 season (the show's second) on 4/20/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from MTV's press release, April 2016) MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced it has renewed "The Shannara Chronicles," its adaptation of the international best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, for a second season. The announcement was made ahead of the 2016 MTV Upfront presentation to be held in New York tomorrow. Developed at Sonar Entertainment, the series is co-produced by MTV, Sonar and Farah Films. "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 2 brings," said Mina Lefevre, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted Development at MTV. "We're thrilled to continue the momentum established in Season 1," said 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 2."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Jakubenko as Ander
· Austin Butler as Wil Ohmsford
· Brooke Williams as Catania
· Daniel MacPherson as Arion
· Ivana Baquero as Eretria
· James Remar as Cephelo
· John Rhys-Davies as King Eventine
· Manu Bennett as Allanon
· Marcus Vanco as Bandon
· Poppy Drayton as Amberle
CREW INFORMATION:
· Al Gough as CRTR/EP
· Dan Farah as BOOK
· Jon Favreau as EP
· Jonathan Liebesman as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Miles Millar as CRTR/EP
· Terry Brooks as BOOK
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Sonar Entertainment