terry-brooksDear Readers,

A quick few words about the Shannara TV show.

First, everything is coming along fine. The initial scripts for the episodes are all written and in final drafting, pending last minute changes. All are looking great, the presentations and language and storylines strong and interesting. There have been some changes, but I don’t think any of them will disturb you all that much.

Casting is underway, and I think you are going to be happy with the choices that were made. Everyone feels good about the young actors we have playing Wil and Amberle, and I think the rest of the cast is rounding into shape, as well. There will still be a few surprises ahead, so stay tuned.

The sets are being constructed, and the concept art looks pretty solid. I will be traveling over to New Zealand in February to be on set and meet everyone personally and thank them for their hard work and dedication to this effort. No, I have not been tapped for a bit part. They don’t need any old Elves.

One word of caution to you: There are going to be claims and rumors along the way that are not entirely or even a little true. Beware of getting all incensed about stuff you hear or read. Remember this is Hollywood. Today’s breaking news is tomorrow’s trash. Or is it the other way around? Anyway, some of what I have read online about the show and its storyline and the way the characters are portrayed is just not so. Some of it is way overstated. So don’t get your underwear in a bundle until you’ve checked in with us, and even then you might have to wait for the show to air to be sure.

I do my best on your behalf, and mostly I am able to keep everyone’s feet to the fire. I won’t succeed one hundred percent of the time, but I will always be trying for it.

A real Christmas/New Year’s missive will follow in a few weeks.

Happy Holidays, Terry

Written by Terry Brooks
I am the author of the Shannara, Landover, and Word/Void series, as well as Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Street Freaks. I love to write, read, and travel. For more information about me, you can read my writing guide/memoir, Sometimes the Magic Works.