Spike TV’s fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles, based on the long-running book series by Terry Brooks, is concluding its second season on Wednesday, November 21 at 9PM with back-to-back episodes.
The Shannara Chronicles is set on our world, many years after the destruction of civilization. Earth, now known as the Four Lands, is inhabited by the survivors of mankind as well as creatures of magic, predominantly the elven civilization. The backstory is that these creatures of magic have been here since the beginning of time, but have been in hiding since humanity became the master race, only to return once we destroyed ourselves.
In Season 2, a year has passed since the events of the first season, and the Four Lands is in chaos. The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called the Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil Ohmsford (Austin Butler), scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eretria (Ivana Baquero), has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth (Malese Jow) saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight. After reuniting with Eretria, Wil and Mareth seek out Allanon Manu Bennett), only to learn that the Druid’s former protégé, Bandon (Marcus Vanco), is on a mission to resurrect a creature of darkest evil: the Warlock Lord. Together, the heroes must band together to take down the Crimson and prevent Bandon from unleashing an even greater threat upon the Four Lands, before it’s too late.
Right from the beginning of The Shannara Chronicles, Manu Bennett — who superhero fans undoubtedly recognize as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke from the CW’s Arrow — had no problem expressing his view of working on a show like The Shannara Chronicles, telling FHM, “It’s a whole different universe and world when you read a passage that says, ‘They walk through the jungle and suddenly come across an opening, and through the opening they see the ruins of the Golden Gate Bridge. They’re now in San Francisco.’ You read that page and you have to ask yourself: Is this really television?”
Lead image via Spike TV.