7.2/10
50,712
404 user 46 critic

The Shannara Chronicles 

Trailer
1:01 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.
Reviews
Popularity
556 ( 22)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2017   2016  
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Magicians (TV Series 2015)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Stars: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman
Shadowhunters (2016–2019)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.

Stars: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende
The Gifted (2017–2019)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear, an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale
The Secret Circle (2011–2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin
The Tomorrow People (2013–2014)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Evolved humans with amazing abilities (Teleportation, Telekinesis, Telepathy) are being hunted down by agents of Ultra.

Stars: Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell
Emerald City (2016–2017)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A modern reimagining of the stories that led to 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Stars: Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu
The Originals (2013–2018)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)
Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla
Merlin (2008–2012)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.

Stars: John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James
Lost Girl (2010–2016)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Bo is a supernatural being who challenges her clan's way of life.

Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer
The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
Legend of the Seeker (2008–2010)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny.

Stars: Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shannara Chronicles See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2018 Teen Tournament Quarter Final Game 3 (2018) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
What's happened to IMDB?
6 January 2019 | by RubyMouseSee all my reviews

This is a perfectly watchable teen fantasy but yet again IMDB has hordes of reviewers giving it either 10 or 1. I've only ever given a10 once and I don't think I've ever given a 1. Most things on TV are pretty average, if I watch more than 3 it's above average which I think this is. There are lots of critiques you could make - the one stretch of beach they gallop along in every beach scene, the pompous language, the often ridiculous "plot" - but for something not too challenging to while away a Sunday afternoon, it's fine. It's pretty, it's entertaining, it doesn't give me nightmares. In short, an above average fantasy that isn't that challenging.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 404 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed