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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

John Rhys-Davies played the Elven King Eventine Ellessedil. Previously he played Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. J.R.R. Tolkien's book heavily influenced Terry Brooks, author of the Shannara book series, upon which the television series is based. See more »

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Ignore the Low Reviews if you're trying to decide to watch this
9 January 2016 | by micah-62See all my reviews

I've read the Terry Brooks books for over 25 years. I've read all of them and I love them. Is this show a faithful adaptation to the letter of those books? No. Is the show terrible? Absolutely not. Any review that says it's low-budget with sub-par effects is trolling. Pure and simple. The show has effects equal to any on network or premium television and is in the same league as some big budget movies. It has the spirit of the Shannara books and I found it fun, entertaining and exciting. The first couple of episodes were a bit rushed making story transitions that were likely days seem like mere moments but that is a minor issue. My rating system is simple if I was entertained and want to see more then it at least gets a 7. I can watch it with my teenagers then it gets an 8. If I liked it enough to write a review - 10. I hope MTV keeps sex out of it (there's some near-nudity in the first 2 episodes that could have been skipped). It's not necessary and Brooks' books simply don't have it. I like the cast, the acting is actually decent (despite the ridiculous troll reviews) and in some instances good. If you like high fantasy, you will probably enjoy this. If you hate seeing young people portraying young people, or don't like fantasy then stay away.


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