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Snakeoil
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Terry Brooks Shannara Novels to Be Adapted for MTV

»www.wired.com/underwire/2013/12/···-at-mtv/

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MTV announced today that it’s working with Jon Favreau and Smallville co-creators Al Gough and Miles Millar to develop a series based on Shannara, the bestselling fantasy series by Terry Brooks. They’re serious about it, too: apparently the deal involves a straight-to-series commitment, bypassing the pilot stage altogether.

Shannara makes sense — MTV is clearly out to duplicate the success of fellow fantasy series Game of Thrones, and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Brooks’ 25-volume saga is the world’s best-selling un-adapted fantasy book series.

I'll reserve comment as MTV still has be stunned over how well Teen Wolf is produced.

Hopefully this well be even better.
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juilinsandar
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said by Snakeoil:

I'll reserve comment as MTV still has be stunned over how well Teen Wolf is produced.

Hopefully this well be even better.

I thought the same as you until I heard that they're going to be using the "Teen Moms" cast as the actors in this new venture.


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TwiztedZero
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Oh boy, oh boy. I read that set sometime after LOTR, it oughta be ok as long as its not too watered down.


kitsune

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reply to Snakeoil

I wonder which part of the shannara series they will be adapting. It actually spans from current times into a post apocalyptic future (which is where the original series began).



TwiztedZero
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I'm not positive but I think they'll enter with The Elfstones of Shanara.

• Now if only some network out there would do the Elric saga, by Michael Moorcock!


kitsune

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said by TwiztedZero:

• Now if only some network out there would do the Elric saga, by Michael Moorcock!

Now that would be awesome


TwiztedZero
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Theres a Weitz brothers Elric movie planned, at least since 2007, but nothing definitive since then. No idea if it'll ever come to either big or small screen.



anonome

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Hmmm, sadly, my first reaction to your post was "Legend of the Seeker" (which may not be fair since a faithful adaptation of the Sword of Truth saga was never going to make it into broadcast syndication). I agree with the writer that Landover might have been a better choice (but not that Shannara is "boring"). Maybe since it's MTV, they should be looking at Xanth or Spellsinger? ...hmmm--Wheel of Time (are there enough decades left in the current age to even produce it?)...



mareastrum

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reply to Snakeoil

Huh, so I guess Showtime didn't get the bid? That's what my husband had heard earlier this year.



Boricua
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I read the The Sword of Shannara and was disappointed of the ending, but adapting the book series in a TV show I find risky. Whatever floats their boat, I guess (shrugs).
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