Spike Cancels The Shannara Chronicles, Producers Looking for New Home

The Shannara Chronicles will have to find a new home if we're going to get to see a third season. Word came out yesterday that the series was being shopped, followed quickly by a report that after two seasons on Viacom networks (MTV and Spike), they would not longer be carrying the fantasy series based on the best-selling novels of Terry Brooks.

The series debuted in 2016 on MTV and was the network's highest-rated and most-watched scripted series of the year. It moved to Spike for season two. It is one of two scripted series that made their debut prior to the network's rebranding to Paramount Network, the other being The Mist. Both have been cancelled.

Shannara Chronicles

The series was put together by Al Gough and Miles Millar, the men behind Smallville. It stared Austin Butler (Wil), Ivana Baquero (Eretria), Manu Bennett (Allanon), Aaron Jakubenko (Ander) and Marcus Vanco (Bandon) and added Vanessa Morgan (Lyria), Malese Jow (Mareth), Gentry White (Garet), Caroline Chikezie (Queen Tamlin), and Desmond Chiam (General Riga) in season 2.

The second season ended with a bit of a cliffhanger — Wil's fate up in the air, leaving fans to believe a third season was likely. The SVOD rights to the series were already acquired by Netflix, which could make selling the series more interesting.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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