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.
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.
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