I am very excited and proud to tell you that the dream to turn the Shannara books into an epic television series has just become a reality. MTV has officially ordered the first season of SHANNARA, which will be 10-episodes, and based on The Elfstones of Shannara.
Miles Millar and Al Gough are writing the series, and have done an amazing job with the scripts they’ve written at this point. I really couldn’t be happier with how it’s all coming together, and I am very much involved in the process.
Jonathan Liebesman will now direct the first 2 episodes.
I am Executve Producing along with Al Gough, Miles Millar, Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, and Dan Farah, who I began this long journey with several years ago. Sonar Entertainment is our studio partner. It’s a terrific team and I greatly appreciate and respect each and every person on it.
As previously announced, Jon Favreau was going to direct, however, due to scheduling conflicts he is unavailable to do so, but remains very passionate about the project and will stay on board as an Exec Producer.
I’ve been dreaming about seeing these books adapted properly for thirty-five years, and now its really happening. So let’s all celebrate dreams coming true. I will continue to keep you all posted as things progress.
All good wishes,