Smash-Hit Fantasy Series THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES Returns October 11, Exclusively on Space

— September 29, 2017

– Based on Terry Brooks’ best-selling books, the Top 10 series stars Austin Butler, Ivana Baquero, and Manu Bennett –
– Season 1 begins streaming on CraveTV today as part of #iCraveFridays –

“…your next magical fantasy obsession.” –

TORONTO (September 29, 2017) – The epic fantasy television series THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES returns with Season 2, airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Space beginning Oct. 11.  A Top 10 series on Canadian Specialty, THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES returns to find the Four Lands 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 (Austin Butler), scarred by the loss of Amberle (Poppy Drayton) and his separation from Eretria (Ivana Baquero), has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth (Malese Jow) saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight. “With its rich storylines and characters, THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES is poised to become one of Space’s most-beloved series ever,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Speciality. “The return of this already established series with a devoted fan base continues to bolster Space’s incredibly diverse stack of must-see TV this fall.” Season 1 of THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES begins streaming today exclusively on CraveTV, as part of #iCraveFridays. Every new episode of Season 2 is available to Space subscribers on the Space Go app, in addition to being available on, immediately following its broadcast premiere. Viewers can also catch encore episodes, Sundays at 6 p.m. ET, on MTV. THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES stars genre favourites Austin Butler (THE CARRIE DIARIES), Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth), Manu Bennett (ARROW), Aaron Jakubenko (ROMAN EMPIRE: REIGN OF BLOOD), and Marcus Vanco (Unbroken). New cast members joining the series for Season 2 include Vanessa Morgan (RIVERDALE), Malese Jow (SWEET/VICIOUS), Gentry White (UNREAL), Caroline Chikezie (Eragon), and Desmond Chiam. Filmed in New Zealand, THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES is a Sonar Entertainment production created by Al Gough and Miles Millar. The series is executive produced by Gough and Millar, Terry Brooks, Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Dan Farah, Tom Lesinski, and Jenna Santoianni.  The series is produced and distributed worldwide by Sonar Entertainment in association with Millar/Gough Ink and Farah Films.

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