'Shannara Chronicles' Moving From MTV to Spike for Season 2


Wil (Austin Butler), Amberle (Poppy Drayton), Eretria (Ivana Baquero)

Season 2 of the fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles will air on Spike TV this fall.

The first season debuted on Spike's sister station MTV in 2016.

Details regarding the premiere date and time for Season 2 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Based on the books by Terry Brooks and filmed on location in New Zealand, the show stars Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko and Marcus Vanco, along with new cast members Vanessa Morgan, Malese Jow, Gentry White, Caroline Chikezie and Desmond Chiam.

"Season 2 takes place one year after the events of last season," a press release explained. "The Four Lands are 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, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eretria, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight."

Spike will introduce its viewers to the series this summer by airing the entire, first season, beginning June 29.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.