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Shannara Chronicles renewed for second year

The_Shannara_Chronicles_logoDespite not performing well on “traditional” television, MTV has renewed The Shannara Chronicles thanks in part to its strong showing digitally.

The show, adapted by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar and Iron Man’s Jon Favreau, is based on the fantasy books by Terry Brooks. Its ratings on MTV weren’t particularly strong, but it was streamed 16.6 million times, making it MTV’s highest grossing digital download ever.

“This dream team delivered a beautiful, ground breaking show with compelling stories and character journeys which brought in new viewers. I can’t wait to see what season 2 brings,” Mina Lefevre, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted Development at MTV said in the official announcement.

“We’re thrilled to continue the momentum established in Season 1,” said Jenna Glazier, Executive Vice President, Television Series, Sonar Entertainment. “Along with the ongoing support of MTV, the entire creative team is poised to raise the bar even higher in Season 2.”



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