"The Shannara Chronicles" Moves to Spike

Image via MTV

Image via MTV

In a decision that no one saw coming, The Shannara Chronicles is moving from MTV to Spike TV for its second season.

Based on the book series by Terry Brooks, the television series premiered in January 2016. The 10-episode season doesn't now have a premiere date, though Spike plans to re-air Season 1 beginning June 29, following the premiere of the Stephen King adaptation "The Mist".

MTV's The Shannara Chronicles wrapped a highly entertaining and gorgeously produced first season well over a year ago, so fans are eagerly awaiting the show's return for Season 2 this fall.

Season two takes place one year after the events of last season. A group called The Crimson are hunting down magic users and fear-mongering to tear apart the races.

Filmed on location in New Zealand, The Shannara Chronicles stars Austin Butler (Wil), Ivana Baquero (Eretria), Manu Bennett (Allanon), Aaron Jakubenko (Ander) and Marcus Vanco (Bandon) along with new cast members Vanessa Morgan (Lyria), Malese Jow (Mareth), Gentry White (Garet), Caroline Chikezie (Queen Tamlin), and Desmond Chiam (General Riga). Wil has turned away from magic afte the loss of Amberle and is focusing on being a healer when he is attacked by the Crimson and saved by the mysterious Mareth. The Four Lands are in chaos. The Shannara Chronicles is produced by Sonar Entertainment and executive produced by Brooks, along with Al Gough, Miles Millar, Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman and Dan Farah.

Viacom also confirmed in March that "Heathers" and "American Woman", which were originally in development at TV Land, would instead debut on Paramount Network as part of shift of resources at Viacom toward a small set of core cable channels. Al Gough and Miles Millar created the series and executive produce along with Brooks, Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, and Dan Farah.

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