This year, fans of the fantasy genre had a marvelous possibility to enjoy the TV series adaptation of “The Shannara Chronicles”. The broadcast of the first season is over. Thus, the fans can expect an announcement of the second chapter.
Brief outline of the project
If you are a fan of fantasy stories, you should be aware that “The Shannara Chronicles” is a story by Terry Brooks. The book of this prominent writer was the keystone that woke up interest to the genre itself and the magnificent works of Tolkien. It came out in the 70s of the past century. Then, the prosperous era of fantasy begun. It has lasted till now due to the constantly increasing number of fans of fantasy books and mobies.
By genre, the story is a heroic fantasy with post-apocalyptic speckles.
The serial came out to the screens at the beginning of this year. The series was broadcast on the MTV network. Its target audience is the youth.
The duo of Miles Miller and Alfred Gough were the scriptwriters. The first chapter debuted in the USA at the beginning of January 2016. It consisted of ten parts. The series was filmed in New Zealand, the most popular place among fantasy movie production companies.
What about the story itself?
The action takes place after a war among the races was over. The main characters of the book and the series are Wil, a half-elf, Amberie the Elvish princess, and a human lady Eretria. The protagonists have to make a long journey to prevent the death of the ancient tree that protects their fantasy world from the evil powers.
Are the ratings of the new show high?
The ratings on various websites are quite promising. On IMDb, the score is about 8 out of from 10. As for the total number of viewers, it nears a million. That might be not high enough to guarantee a continuation of the story. Some critics also state the great material of the book was not used fully. However, in spite of all these negative moments, we should be optimistic about the possibility of a renewal of the serial.
Unfortunately, so far, there is no word from the developers about a renewal of the series as well as about The Shannara Chronicles season 2 release date. Supposedly, the second chapter will depict the story of the third book of the famous author. Stay tuned to get info about your favorite fantasy story straight from the source.