MTV Adapting Popular Shannara Series with Jon Favreau and Smallville Co-Creators

Terry Brooks' multi-installment Shannara series, estimated to be the highest-selling un-adapted fantasy book series in the world with Brooks considered to be the second-highest-selling living fantasy author, is heading to the small screen on a very unlikely channel...

Per THR's The Live Freed, MTV is teaming with Jon Favreau and "Smallville" co-creators Al Gough and Miles Millar in a development deal that comes with a straight-to-series commitment, which means that should network execs like the script, the project would bypass the traditional pilot stage.

The Shannara series first started in 1977 with The Sword of Shannara and encompasses multiple trilogies and a prequel, totaling 25 books, with Brooks most recently publishing Witch Wraith in July. Another three are due to be published in 2014. And what living legend has sold more books? Only Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Not bad company to be in.

Shannara takes place thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization.
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