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Shannara TV series in development at MTV with IRON MAN director

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The girl from Pan's Labyrinth (Ivana Baquero) has been cast as Eretria, a Rover girl

 
who eventually becomes mother to Wil's future children in the books.
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This was originally supposed to air in 2014, apparently. Does anyone know the updated timeline for premiere?


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John Rhys-Davies as King Eventine Elessidil! Other casting news... I don't remember much of these characters, except the twin prince elves I recall vaguely.



Apparently it'll be produced under the name The Shannara Chronicles.



It's filming in New Zealand right now, I'd guess a fall premiere.


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The casting of Eventine is terrible . They cast the actor that Plays Desthstroke on Arrow as Allanon.. I just wish he was taller .. I am interested in how they make the Reaper and the Dagda mor look .

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Meh first promotional image.

I try not to jump to conclusions as a general rule, but....this is going to be sooooooooo bad.

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Meh first promotional image.

I'm just taken aback on how grown up Ivana Baquero is. Can't believe Pan's Labyrinth was 10 years ago.

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This promo video is much better.

That looks (pardon the pun) fantastic... I certainly think that Elfstones is a story worthy of a good adaptation, and I will be watching this. With the addition of John Rhys Davies, it actually makes this show one of my more anticipated ones.

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This promo video is much better.

That looks pretty good, I'll definitely be checking this out.

Oh, an is that the DJ Assassin guy from Arrow?

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It amazes me somehow that people refer to him more as Deathstroke in Arrow than the f***ing memorable Crixus of Spartacus.


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I still can't believe that this will be on MTV. I haven't watched MTV in years, but I will definitely watch this.

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The girl from Pan's Labyrinth (Ivana Baquero) has been cast as Eretria, a Rover girl

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who eventually becomes mother to Wil's future children in the books.

I just looked her up...my god what happened to dear Ofelia?? She was wonderful in Pan's Labyrinth. That is my favorite movie. She seems too good for this, but hell, I may watch because of how connected to Shannara I am, and how much I loved Pan's Labyrinth. I never felt so much empathy for a character as I did for Ofelia.

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John Rhys-Davies as King Eventine Elessidil! Other casting news... I don't remember much of these characters, except the twin prince elves I recall vaguely.

Apparently it'll be produced under the name The Shannara Chronicles.

It's filming in New Zealand right now, I'd guess a fall premiere.

I think Banton and Canatonia or whatever are made up. I don't remember them at all. The twin prince elves are from Wishsong aren't they? Arion is older I believe and heir to the throne and Ander is younger and more bookish. If I remember right. Maybe the twins are from Sword of Shannara actually. Durin and Dale? And there is an elven prince who joins the fellowship in Wishsong. Man I loved these books in middle school. Part of me still does.

And yeah the promo video looks way better than the picture (which was awful). Wil looks pretty dumb though. I like Amberle, she seems how I imagined her. I wonder if Captain Crispin will look exactly like Cephelo the Rover.

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I'm honestly flabbergasted at how good that looks on an MTV budget. If the rest of the show is as good as the production values we're in for a treat.


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It amazes me somehow that people refer to him more as Deathstroke in Arrow than the f***ing memorable Crixus of Spartacus.

Wait, Manu Bennett is in this too? How did I miss that?

Anyway, I meant the mousy blonde guy who also was in the latest season of Arrow.

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That trailer looks pretty amazing, and I am glad that they are starting with Elfstones, which was my favourite of the books.



A lot of the effects and scenery is so clearly New Zealand-based.


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