MTV’s new fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles premieres tonight, and to get ready for it, check out the behind-the-scenes videos for the new series, which is based on the best-selling novels by Terry Brooks and is produced by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, along with some character featurettes to introduce you to the world of Shannara and its inhabitants.
You can also view the video here below of the show’s opening title sequence, which features artist Ruelle’s song, “Until We Go Down.”
The Shannara Chronicles will debut on Tuesday, January 5 at 10pm ET/PT with a special 2-hour series premiere immediately following the return of MTV’s Teen Wolf at 9pm ET/PT.
“The Shannara Chronicles” is an epic television event based on the sweeping, best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks. Set thousands of years in the future, the story follows three heroes, Elf-Human hybrid Wil (Austin Butler), Elvin Princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton), and Human Rover Eretria (Ivana Baquero), as they embark on a quest to stop an evil Demon army from destroying the world.
I, personally, was selected to be one of the Chosen, and received a very mysterious, HEAVY, wooden carved box in the mail with my name draped across it. Inside the box in a sack buried in dirt (yes, dirt!) was a massive, ornate tome; secreted inside that was the first four episodes of The Shannara Chronicles. So, we’ll have advanced reviews of the show here at Geeks Of Doom as the episodes air. Our review for Episode 1.1 “Chosen” Part 1 is already live (Part 2 will go up later today to coincide with the premiere). Check out the photos of my special delivery here in the Image Gallery.
The book series from Terry Brooks is a long-beloved one; classic fantasy at its best, so I was highly anticipating the TV show, but also a little apprehensive about the adaptation. I’ve already watched the first two episodes, which air tonight, and it did start off great, but I worried that it might be too teen-oriented. Well, nope! I got over that fear real quick. So far, I’m loving what I see. Let’s hope MTV keeps it going.
Opening Title Sequence
Meet Amberle, played by Poppy Drayton. After becoming a member of The Chosen, she must accept a responsibility to protect the legendary Ellcrys Tree. But when the Ellcrys begins to die, she realizes her latest induction is only the beginning of a dangerous journey. Can she handle what lies ahead?
Meet Allanon, played by Manu Bennett. As the last remaining Druid, he knows something incredibly important has begun when the Ellcrys Tree begins to die. Can he help save the Ellcrys and livelihood of the Four Lands?
Meet Wil Ohmsford, played by Austin Butler. Wil is a half-human, half-elf, and the last survivor of the Shannara bloodline. Can he live up to the weight of his family name when the Four Lands needs him most?
Meet King Eventine and His Sons
Meet King Eventine, played by John Rhys-Davies. Flanked by his sons Arion and Ander, Eventine has ruled over the Elven kingdom of Arborlon for decades… but can he keep the Elven people safe from emerging dark forces?
Making of the Ellcrys Tree
See how set designers from “The Shannara Chronicles” created the show’s vibrant centerpiece, The Ellcrys Tree.
Making of the Elf Ears
The costume designers behind “The Shannara Chronicles” reveal how they created its characters’ iconic elf ears.
Behind the Scenes
Check out this behind the scenes video of the making of The Shannara Chronicles, coming to MTV in January 2016.
Exploring New Zealand
Check out some of these amazing landscapes and sets in the upcoming Shannara Chronicles, coming to MTV in January 2016.