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The Shannara Chronicles 

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Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Austin Butler ...  Wil Ohmsford 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Ivana Baquero ...  Eretria 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Manu Bennett ...  Allanon 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Aaron Jakubenko ...  Ander Elessedil 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Marcus Vanco ...  Bandon 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Poppy Drayton ...  Amberle Elessedil 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Melise ...  Mareth 10 episodes, 2017
Vanessa Morgan ...  Lyria 10 episodes, 2017
Gentry White ...  Garet Jax 10 episodes, 2017
Emilia Burns ...  Diana Tilton 10 episodes, 2016
Brooke Williams ...  Catania 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Glen Levy ...  Slanter 9 episodes, 2017
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Storyline

An Elvish tree, known as the Ellcrys, is dying. The bad news is that the tree has been the only piece of magic that protects the Four Lands from the Demon World. Amberle Elessedil is the only one who can save the tree. But she has to unlock magic that the Elves haven't used in thousands of years. With the help of Wil Ohmsford, she travels to find the lost magic. But it won't be an easy task. Written by Chris Green

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USA | New Zealand

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English

Release Date:

5 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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The Shannara Chronicles See more »

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New Zealand See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

As of February 2015, this show features three cast members who appeared in the Middle Earth films, John Rhys-Davies (Elven King Eventine Elessedil), and Manu Bennett (the Druid Allanon). Rhys-Davies played Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, while Bennett played Azog in The Hobbit trilogy. Jed Brophy (The Dagda Mor) played Nori in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and Sharku/Snaga in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). See more »

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Different but enjoyable
6 January 2016 | by mwornhamSee all my reviews

I have read every book that Terry Brooks has written (except Star wars Ep1) Yes there are differences between this and the book, lets be fair there had to be. (same thing happened to LOTR, The Hobbit and Harry Potter)

I loved all of the books and enjoyed this also, yes the episode is a little scrambled compared to the book and yes it will take a while to get used to the actors playing those parts but I think it will get there.

I would however like to add that Manu as 'Allanon' was an epic choice and he suits the role well, and I don't mind Austin as 'Wil'l either as I think he will develop into the roll.

All in all a good bit of TV, and I think people will be more interested in future episodes as there will be more action and effects... just remember how long it took Thrones to get good!!!..

Do yourself a favour, give it a view and give it a chance before you damn it into eternity.


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