MTV Renews Shannara For Season 2MTV Renews Shannara For Season 2
The Shannara Chronicles has been renewed for Season 2 by MTV. MTV Renews Shannara For Season 2

MTV has announced that their fantasy drama series The Shannara Chronicles will be back for Season 2!

The show, which counts Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar among the folks who bring it to life, had developed quite a following in its first season.

You can find the press release below. Season One of The Shannara Chronicles hits DVD in June – pre-order your copy of the Season 1 set here!

MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced it has renewed “The Shannara Chronicles,” its adaptation of the international best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, for a second season. The announcement was made ahead of the 2016 MTV Upfront presentation to be held in New York tomorrow. Developed at Sonar Entertainment, the series is co-produced by MTV, Sonar and Farah Films.

“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,” said Mina Lefevre, Executive Vice President and Head of Scripted Development at MTV.

“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.”

The first season of “The Shannara Chronicles” averaged a 0.98 L3 rating in MTV’s core P12-34 demo and ranks as MTV’s top-rated new series this year. Additionally, “Shannara” saw the highest average L7 lift (+106%) for a freshman series in MTV history.

“The Shannara Chronicles” was also a strong performer on digital platforms, where it garnered 16.6 million streams across all MTV’s digital properties and brought significant traffic growth to the MTV App. The series also ranks as the highest grossing digital download for a single season on MTV ever.

“The Shannara Chronicles” is executive produced and written by Al Gough and Miles Millar. Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Terry Brooks and Dan Farah also serve as executive producers.

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