NEW YORK – Called “the best looking fantasy series on TV” (IGN) and “damn fine television” (Collider), MTV’s hit show The Shannara Chronicles Season One arrives on DVD June 7, 2016. Executive produced and written for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (Smallville) and executive produced by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), the lavish fantasy series is based on the 26-volume book series by Terry Brooks. The Shannara Chronicles premiere on MTV was viewed 14.6 million times across linear and digital platforms and delivered the best single-week performance on iTunes ever for an MTV series.
Set thousands of years in the future, The Shannara Chronicles follows three heroes, Elf-Human hybrid Wil (Austin Butler, Arrow), Elvin Princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton, Downton Abbey), and Human Rover Eretria (Ivana Baquero, Pan’s Labryinth), as they embark on a quest to stop an evil Demon army from destroying the world. The show also features Manu Bennett (The Hobbit), John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings), and James Remar (Dexter).
Arriving just in time for Father’s Day and graduation gift-giving, the four-disc DVD set includes all 10 episodes from the inaugural season along with more than 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage. The Shannara Chronicles Season One DVD set has a suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S./$32.99 Canada.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Meet the Characters
- Exploring New Zealand
- Terry Brooks interview
- Making of the Dagda Mor
- DVD Release Date: 6/7/16
- U.S. Rating: NR
- Running Time: 411 min
- Format: Widescreen
- Price: $29.99 US/ $32.99 Canada
The Shannara Chronicles is written for television by and executive produced by Al Gough and Miles Millar. Jon Favreau, Jonathan Liebesman, Terry Brooks and Dan Farah also serve as executive producers. The first two episodes were directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
NOTE: No word if this will also be the Blu-ray release date but we all hope so!