In this edition of TV Bits:
- Marvel TV is developing a Jessica Jones-style show for ABC
- HBO has renewed Room 104 for a second season
- Robert Zemeckis is executive producing a new show about a missing airplane
- Watch trailers for new seasons of Dirk Gently and The Shannara Chronicles
- And more!
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Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
If you took Lord of the Rings and The Hunger Games and tossed them in a blender built by The CW, you might end up with something like MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles NYCC trailer.
Based on the novels by Terry Brooks, the fantasy drama follows a post-apocalyptic society threatened by demonic forces. The only hope for salvation rests in the hands of three heroes: Elven princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton), human Eretria (Ivana Baquero), and half-elf, half-human Wil (Austin Butler). Watch the Shannara Chronicles NYCC trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Amid all the Miley Cyrus weed jokes, the Taylor Swift wins, and the #viral #unscripted #moments at last night’s VMAs, MTV debuted the first trailer for The Shannara Chronicles. Based on the novels by Terry Brooks, the fantasy drama unfolds centuries after a nuclear holocaust has wiped our current civilization off the map.
At the center of the story are three heroes — Elven princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton), human Eretria (Ivana Baquero), and half-elf, half-human Wil (Austin Butler) — on a quest to save the world from an evil demon. Watch The Shannara Chronicles trailer after the jump. Read More »
MTV is moving from the contemporary horror/comedy re-dos of Teen Wolf and Scream to realms of fantasy.
The channel has bankrolled The Shannara Chronicles, based on Terry Brooks‘ long-running series of fantasy novels. The first season is based on the second book, The Elfstones of Shannara, from when Brooks was still borrowing even more heavily from Tolkien than most fantasy writers of the ’70s and ’80s did.
Now we’ve got the first Shannara Chronicles photo, featuring the three actors who play some of the series’ lead characters. Read More »