Spike has released a clip from the first episode of the sophomore season of The Shannara Chronicles. Check it out below.
The clip runs about 3 minutes and shows us Allanon trying to stop Bandon from resurrecting the ‘Warlock Lord’. The new season pits the characters against a new evil known as The Crimson. Perhaps they will have something to do with the Crimson Elfstones from the novel series.
Synopsis: Season two takes place one year after the events of last season. 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.
The series sees the return of Austin Butler as Wil, Ivana Baquero as Eretria, Manu Bennett as Allanon, Aaron Jakubenko as Ander and Marcus Vanco as Bandon. New cast for the second season includes Vanessa Morgan as Lyria, Malese Jow as Mareth, Gentry White as Garet, Caroline Chikezie as Queen Tamlin, and Desmond Chiam as General Riga.
The series is, of course, an adaptation of the Shannara series of fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. The first season of the show adapted The book The Elfstones of Shannara. The second season will tell a completely new story not seen in the novels. This idea made sense as the next book in the series, Wishsong of Shannara takes place 20 years later. The new story does have input from Brooks.
The second season of The Shannara Chronicles is set to premiere on Spike October 11th, 2017.