Spike Cancels The Shannara Chronicles After Season 2
It’s been a strange trip for The Shannara Chronicles that’s coming to an end.
After starting out on MTV for Season 1 then moving over to Spike TV for Season 2 the numbers just did not add up for the series to continue. The Network announced it has decided to cancel the series . Based on the fantasy book series by Terry Brooks and starring Austin Butler the series had high hopes but after it moved to Spike it was announced the network would become the Paramount Network putting all series futures up in the air.
Deadline reports the series was filmed on location in New Zealand, The Shannara Chronicles starred 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).
The series was created by Al Gough and Miles Millar based on the books by Brooks. The the three executive produced with Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, and Dan Farah. The series was produced and distributed worldwide by Sonar Entertainment in association with Millar/Gough Ink and Farah Films. Its SVOD rights were acquired by Netflix.
The producers will look for a new home for Season 3 for the series giving fans hope the story will continue.