The Shannara Chronicles

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.1  (62,983)

The Shannara Chronicles is a fantasy television series based on the book series of the same name written by Terry Brooks. The show premiered on Spike TV in January 2016 and ran for two seasons, concluding its run in November 2017. The series is set thousands of years in the future, in a post-apocalyptic world where magic has returned to the world and people have evolved into different races, including humans, elves, and trolls. The story follows a group of young heroes as they embark on a quest to save the world from an evil demon army that seeks to destroy all life.

The main character of the series is a half-elf named Wil Ohmsford, played by Austin Butler. Wil is the last descendant of the Shannara family, a powerful line of elf-human hybrids who possess the magic needed to defeat the demon army. He is joined on his journey by Amberle Elessedil, played by Poppy Drayton, a young elf who is the only one able to save the ancient tree that is the key to defeating the demons.

The series also features Manu Bennett as Allanon, a wise and powerful druid who serves as a mentor to Wil and Amberle. Ivana Baquero plays Eretria, a human thief who joins Wil and Amberle on their quest.

The Shannara Chronicles features many familiar fantasy elements, including magical creatures, ancient prophecies, and epic battle scenes. However, the series also explores more mature themes, such as political intrigue, betrayal, and the consequences of war.

The show received mixed reviews during its initial run, with some critics praising its visuals and action sequences, while others criticized its pacing and character development. Despite its mixed reception, The Shannara Chronicles gained a dedicated fan following, particularly among fans of the book series.

Overall, The Shannara Chronicles is an ambitious and visually stunning fantasy series that offers a fresh take on the genre. Its unique setting and complex characters make for a compelling story that will appeal to both fans of the book series and newcomers to the world of Shannara.

In conclusion, The Shannara Chronicles is a thrilling fantasy series that will transport viewers to a rich and diverse world. Despite some flaws, the show's well-drawn characters and epic story make it a must-watch for anyone who loves fantasy adventures.

The Shannara Chronicles is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on January 5, 2016.

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10. Blood
November 22, 2017
In the final showdown, Wil must save the Four Lands. Later: Wil, Mareth and Eretria grapple with the loss of one of their own.
9. Wilderun
November 22, 2017
Eretria confesses a dark secret to Wil and Bandon's deepest wish is granted, but with a catch.
8. Amberle
November 15, 2017
Wil must confront his past. The bond between Allanon and Mareth continues to grow.
7. Warlock
November 15, 2017
Bandon and his followers race to resurrect the Warlock Lord while Mareth must risk everything before it's too late.
6. Crimson
November 8, 2017
Wil and Mareth race against time to recover an item in uncharted territory.
5. Paranor
November 8, 2017
Wil and Mareth must confront a powerful Bandon.
4. Dweller
November 1, 2017
Wil, Mareth and Allanon travel to a dangerous territory for an answer; King Ander meets the Princess of Leah, but finds she's more than he bargained for.
3. Graymark
October 25, 2017
With Wil trapped, Eretria and Mareth must work together to free him before time runs out.
2. Wraith
October 18, 2017
Wil and Mareth search for answers; while visiting a nearby kingdom, King Ander seeks reinforcement and is given an ultimatum.
1. Druid
October 11, 2017
A year after the War of the Forbidding, Wil's new life is interrupted by a mysterious new figure. Eretria is reunited with someone from her past. Meanwhile, Allanon uncovers a plot that could send the Four Lands into darkness.
Where to Watch The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles is available for streaming on the Spike TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Shannara Chronicles on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 5, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (62,983)