The Shannara Chronicles returns tomorrow night as it moves to Spike for its second season. Unlike the first, which adapted the Elfstones of Shannara novel by Terry Brooks, this new season takes the characters into an original story, continuing the adventures of Wil Ohmsford (Austin Bulter), Eretria (Ivana Baquero), and Allanon (Manu Bennett).
Magic has returned to the Four Lands, and some people aren’t happy about it. A group of extremist elves are hunting down magic users and the top name on the hit list is the guy who helped save the world. But Wil has changed, still reeling from the death of Amberle (Poppy Drayton). He’s moving on with his life when he is in a drunken bar fight. A new and important character named Mareth (Malese Jow from The Flash) helps him back to his room where we get to see how hurt he is. But instead of calling for a doctor, which Wil feels will get him kicked out, he pulls out the Elfstones and heals himself — and then passes out. Leaving Mareth to ask, “How did this guy ever save the world?”
Yesterday we got to see Allanon take on Bandon (Marcus Vanco), now we’ve seen will and met Mareth. We’ll have to wait and see what Eretria and King Ander (Aaron Jakubenko) is up to.
The Shannara Chronicles return for Season 2 at 9 p.m. ET, Wednesday October 11th on Spike.