MTV announced the premiere date for ““The Shannara Chronicles” at New York Comic Con this afternoon. The network confirmed that the new scripted drama will debut with a special, two-hour premiere on Tuesday, January 5 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
The premiere will follow the premiere of “Teen Wolf,” which is scheduled air on 9:00 PM ET/PT. During the panel moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide, fans also got a first-look at an all-new trailer. The trailer is available to view here.
“The Shannara Chronicles” is an epic television event based on the sweeping, best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks. Set thousands of years in the future, the story follows three heroes, Elf-Human hybrid Wil, Elvin Princess Amberle, and Human Rover Eretria, as they embark on a quest to stop an evil Demon army from destroying the world.
The series stars genre favorites, John Rhys-Davies (“Lord of the Rings”) and Manu Bennett (“Spartacus”), along with young Hollywood stars-on-the-rise, Austin Butler (“The Carrie Diaries”), Poppy Drayton (“When Calls The Heart”) and Ivana Baquero (“Pan’s Labyrinth”).
“The Shannara Chronicles” is written and executive produced by Al Gough and Miles Millar. Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Terry Brooks and Dan Farah also serve as executive producers. The first two episodes were directed by Jonathan Liebesman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”). MTV is producing with Sonar Entertainment.