Here is an excerpt from the article:
Austin Butler is going from playing a 1980s heartthrob to portraying an elf.
The Carrie Diaries alum has booked the high-profile male lead in MTV’s adaptation of Terry Brooks’ best-selling series Shannara, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Butler will star as Wil Ohmsford, who is half human and half elf . Self-conscious, he has spent his life trying to hide his pointed ears. Kind, thoughtful, and likable, he has an appealing self-deprecating manner, but his easygoing life is about to be turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of the legendary Shannara family. Charged with finding the Druid who will guide him to his destiny, Wil realizes his dangerous journey is just beginning. When Calls the Heart‘s Poppy Drayton stars as Amberle, the elfin princess.
Butler, who most recently has been recurring on The CW’s Arrow as Thea’s love interest, is repped by WME and Anonymous Content. He starred for two seasons as a young Carrie Bradshaw’s love interest on The CW’s Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries, with credits also including Life Unexpected and Switched at Birth. He next stars opposite Johnny Depp in Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers and recently appeared in the Geffen Playhouse’s Death of the Author.
Now, before anyone starts cursing, I will say that Wil does not seek out Allanon in the TV show, just like Ander is not a “wild, party boy.” Keep in mind that the people who write these articles have not read the scripts. Terry has read and worked on the scripts and he will be writing something up about this later today, to be posted as soon as possible.
For now, what do you think about this casting. Looks like Wil to me!
More casting soon!