cast-draytonHi Everyone,

Amberle Elessedil has been cast for MTV’s Shannara!

Deadline reports that Poppy Drayton has landed the role of one of the most important characters in The Elfstones of Shannara.

Here is the news from Deadline:

Poppy Drayton (When Calls The Heart, Downton Abbey) has landed the lead in Shannara, MTV’s 10-episode straight-to-series drama based on Terry Brooks’ massive fantasy book series. Written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, Shannara is set in our world, thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization. The story centers on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world. The first season is based on The Elfstones Of Shannara, the second title in the series.

Drayton will play Amberle – an Elven Princess. Agile, fit and capable, she has become the first female to be accepted as one of the Chosen, the special group of Elves responsible for the protection and care of the ancient Ellcrys tree. But unlike the rest of the Chosen, Amberle’s dangerous and heroic journey is just beginning.

Other cast members will begin to be announced soon.

Stay tuned!

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Written by Shawn Speakman
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