A television series based on the fantasy novel series of a family with magical powers begun by Terry Brook’s “Sword of Shannara” was officially given the green light by the MTV network. The network had originally ordered the series late last year with Jon Favreau attached to direct but Favreau had to pull out of the commitment due to scheduling conflicts and he was eventually replaced by “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” director Jonathan Liebesman. The first season of the series will skip the first book and will instead be based on the second book, “The Elfstones on Shannara”.
The 10-episode first season of “Shannara” is expected to make its debut in 2015.
Source: Deadline Hollywood