The adaptation for Terry Brook’s fantasy series is coming back for The Shannara Chronicles season 2 after ten episodes of its first installment. The production started filming in New Zealand with new cast members.
According to Collider, the second season sees the return of Aaron Jakubenko as Ander, Austin Butler as Wil, Ivana Baquero as Eretria, Manu Bennet as Allanon and Marcus Vanco as Bandon. Meanwhile, new faces will also join the show.
The Shannara Chronicles Season 2 New Cast Additions
One of the most promising additions to the cast is Malese Jow. One of her recognizable roles point to her stint in The Flash as Linda Park and as Park’s metahuman doppelganger named Dr. Light. She’ll take on the role of Mareth in Shannara‘s season 2.
Although no further details came out regarding her character, it seems like she can do awesome things. Collider detailed that she will save Wil from an attack. Despite being young, her character was described as volatile and unpredictable.
Mareth also possesses magical skills. She is sharp, brash and can deal with her mistakes alone. The source further details that if Mareth wants something for herself she will definitely do anything in order to obtain it.
While this seems to be a tough female character, fans must watch out how her role will develop in the future. Other new additions are Caroline Chikezie (Everly), Desmond Chiam (NCIS Los Angeles), Gentry White (UnReal) and Vanessa Morgan (Finding Carter).
Season 2 Details
Deadline reported that the story will pick up a year later after the events of season 1. Unfortunately, there is going to be an immediate chaos in The Four Lands. The official synopsis also revealed:
“The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eretria, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight.”
Mareth and Wil are eventually reunited with Eretria which leads them to finding Allanon (Manu Bennett). Bennett is also known for his role as Slade Wilson in Arrow.
The MTV series first aired on January 5, 2016. Updates will be revealed once the show returns for The Shannara Chronicles season 2.
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