BrooksBlog: Terry Reacts To Teaser Trailers

terry-brooksMorning All,

Did you see the latest trailer on the MTV Awards last night (it’s above, in case you didn’t)? Did you watch it, or did you just watch Miley Cyrus flash herself?

Okay, I will let that one go. What I want to say is that I saw it (tipped off as to when it would air, no fool I) so I have some thoughts to share and comments to make. You knew I would, didn’t you? Or maybe you think I’m not paying attention to any of this and just trusting in the process. And blind faith.

Well, you would be wrong. I don’t call the shots on the trailers or publicity. Why would I? MTV has an entire marketing and publicity department for that and they all know what they are doing and don’t need my help. What I am doing is watching the trailers before hand and making my own judgments. So far, I don’t have any complaints. Obviously, they are making artistic choices about how the trailers should appear and impact their audience, but that’s what they’re supposed to do. It’s no different from book covers. The artists and the art department at Del Rey make the determination about what will sell books. That’s their job. Same with MTV and the trailers. What will sell the show? What will get people to watch it?

I have said before, and I will repeat it again here, that I have been extremely pleased with the way the show has been developed right from the first up to now. I worried that it wouldn’t hold up to your expectations. I think it has. Or it least it has to mine. There is nothing else like it on TV. Not with it’s movie-size scope. Not with these production values. I am also more than a little prejudiced about the actors, who I believe are terrific in their roles. They have become my characters, and I expect I will always see those characters as those actors.

So now we are winding down to the actual launch of Episode One, and I am starting to get excited. The public response has been very strong. You, my readers, have been overwhelmingly supportive of the show based on what you’ve seen, and the trailers and photos of the actors and scenes have generated a lot of favorable buzz. We are already talking about next season – that’s how confident we are that you are going to love Season One.

So get ready for the annoucement at NY Comic Con of the actual air date of the first episode and be ready to be blown away by the show itself. Am I getting carried away? Probably. And happy to be so. Terry

Written by Terry Brooks
I am the author of the Shannara, Landover, and Word/Void series. I love to write, read, and travel. For more information about me, you can read my writing guide/memoir, Sometimes the Magic Works.