Shannara Television Series Coming to MTV


sword of shannaraTerry Brooks’ long running Shannara series of fantasy epics is going to get the Game of Thrones treatment thanks to MTV.

Brooks announced via his official site that the cable network has officially ordered a first season for “Shannara”, which will be 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. It’s a terrific team and I greatly appreciate and respect each and every person on it.

Even though it’s on MTV, those names should inspire some confidence in the series. Miles Millar and Al Gough were responsible for a very long-running series on The WB/CW…Smallville.