Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.
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Series cast summary:
Austin Butler ...  Wil Ohmsford 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Ivana Baquero ...  Eretria 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Manu Bennett ...  Allanon 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Aaron Jakubenko ...  Ander Elessedil 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Marcus Vanco ...  Bandon 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Poppy Drayton ...  Amberle Elessedil 12 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
Daniel MacPherson ...  Arion Elessedil 8 episodes, 2016
Jed Brophy ...  Dagda Mor 8 episodes, 2016
James Remar ...  Cephalo / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Caroline Chikezie ...  Tamlin 7 episodes, 2017
Desmond Chiam ...  Riga 7 episodes, 2017
John Rhys-Davies ...  Eventine 8 episodes, 2016


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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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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As someone who didn't read the books, it is pretty good
6 January 2016 | by Aries_czSee all my reviews

I have not read the source books (never even knew they exist), so I do not have any reference to how much the TV version deviates from it. But I found the world presentation pretty good, all the overgrown technology etc. I would welcome a bit more of the other races (Gnomes/Dwarves), but it might be too soon for that.

However, I think that the "eyes up here" scene at river in Episode 3 was a bit pointless, but probably had to be due to it being on MTV. Also, Wil in few scenes sounds like Hayden Christensen in SW prequels, which is to say, awful, but it is just few scenes, so it is bearable.

But, the special effects are pretty good or a TV show and most actors are pretty good as well.

I would give the series a chance, see how it develops.

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5 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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