Could Terry Brooks' Shannara Series Be Coming To TV?

According to Variety , Sonar Entertainment has acquired the rights to author Terry Brooks’ bestselling fantasy series and is partnering with Farah Films to produce a television series based on the books.

The S hannara series, which has spanned multiple trilogies, and includes 24 books so far, began in 1977 with The Sword of Shannara . Although often regarded as a fantasy series, it is set on a post-apocalyptic Earth, albeit one where humans have mutated into dwarves, gnomes, and trolls.

The television series would apparently start with the second book, The Elfstones Of Shannara (which has more female characters).

Producer Dan Farah says: “Terry has created a rich world of characters and stories that have entertained millions of readers all around the world for a quarter of a century. He has a built-in fanbase that is bigger than those for even the most recent hit book series, like The Hunger Games .”

The project is still in its very early stages, with no writers, showrunners, stars or network attached.

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.