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MTV renews 'Shannara Chronicles' for second season

By Daniel Uria

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- MTV announced that it's fantasy drama The Shannara Chronicles would be renewed for a second season.

The network said the show, which is based on the best-selling novel by Terry Brooks and follows the adventures of Amberle, an Elvin princess, Eretria, a human and a human-elf hybrid named Wil, will return after debuting in January.

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"[The Shannara] dream team delivered a beautiful, groundbreaking show with compelling stories and character journeys, which brought in new viewers," MTV executive vice president and head of scripted development Mina Lefevre said. "I can't wait to see what Season 2 brings."

Variety reports that the show's first season had 1.77 million total viewers and ranked in the top 10 cable series this spring in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

"We're thrilled to continue the momentum established in Season 1," said Jenna Glazier, executive vice president of television series at Sonar Entertainment. "Along with the ongoing support of MTV, the entire creative team is poised to raise the bar even higher in Season 2."

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