Why Shannara on MTV is a Good Thing
You cannot imagine how difficult it has been waiting for this morning’s announcement about the endeavor to turn the Shannara books into a TV series, starting with Elfstones of Shannara. Really, it has been very hard not to talk about it. I’ve known about the particulars of this effort for some time. I’m very excited about Miles Millar and Al Gough writing and Jon Favreau directing. I am also very excited about MTV’s strong passion for the project and I am very confident they will be a great home for it.
Mostly, I just want you to know how happy I am with the way things have worked out. I couldn’t be more excited to be partnered with Farah Films, Sonar Entertainment, Millar and Gough, Favreau, and now MTV. It’s a team that will get this done and done right.
What makes me excited for the future is the extent to which we are all on the same page with regard to how the series should be developed and how much everyone is committed to seeing that it sticks close to the heart and soul of the books. If I didn’t feel this way, I couldn’t write this letter.
So let’s celebrate this finally coming together. It’s been thirty-five years since that effort began. The best still lies ahead, and I am looking forward to getting there.
All good wishes, Terry