– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Shannara Chronicles has already had some trouble sticking around networks. Its first season premiered on MTV, and for its second season, it moved over to Spike. However, it looks like Spike has thrown in the towel and canceled the series altogether.

But is this the end for The Shannara Chronicles? It’s possible that it’s not. According to Deadline, the series is actively searching for a new network once again. We’ll have to wait and see if any of those talks actually bear fruit, but we’re admittedly a bit skeptical. While the show has gained some praise for its increasing quality and diversity over the past couple seasons, it’s been a pretty consistently low-rated show in terms of ratings, which doesn’t do much in terms of ad sales for networks.

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While the show may be a bit hammy for a lot of folks, it may be the type of show that’s a good fit for Netflix. It’s niche and has the potential for appealing greatly to a specific type of viewer. The problem with the Shannara Chronicles is that it’s been on networks not exactly known for original programming. Perhaps with some extra exposure, it can be seen by the right eyeballs.

The Shannara Chronicles is based on the long-running fantasy novel series from author Terry Brooks. While initially starting out as little more than a Lord of the Rings clone, over the course of its decades of novels, it slowly turned into its own unique thing, with its setting turning out to be a post-apocalyptic Earth, rather than a completely unique world.

Do you want to see The Shannara Chronicles return, or have you seen enough? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

  • Mike Short

    Having not read the novels I was looking forward to getting an introduction to this world but it was soo YA orientated that it became a turn off.

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      I feel the same way, and that’s from someone who has read the novels. I feel like the series is aimed at a completely different audience, honestly. While that’s not a bad thing, it is polarizing. I honestly only kept watching for the beautiful landscapes, but ultimately fell off after season 1

      • Not a fan of the books and I tried the show as well. Not for me

        Brooks is Sauron to Tolkien’s Morgoth. An imitation of what he was in awe of.

        • Joseph Jammer Medina

          Agreed. It’s very much an imitation. But as a middle schooler growing up, an imitation is what I wanted. The books aren’t great, though.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Lets see. Up next we have Shanna…nar? Shanna-not-gonna get renewed anymore.

  • Debra Martin

    I feel the series was well done. The acting, the props, the storyline. I enjoyed it tremendously and wanted more. The actors did a great job and as long as the writers and producers don’t try to make it a politically correct snowjob to appease the networks, I think they should be allowed take on another series.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.