The Shannara Chronicles Season 3: Is It Returning For Another Season?

Every human being experiences the range of emotions associated with living in a fantastical world, and every fan has wished at some point in their lives for that world to be real. Films based on fantasy novels like “Game of Thrones,” “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings,” and “Percy Jackson” have been extremely successful. The realm of The Shannara Chronicles was one such fantastical place that we all desired to exist in real life. Set out on a dangerous but fascinating mission to rescue the magical tree and vanquish the demons protecting it.

The Shannara Chronicles is undeniably an excellent show, as evidenced by the 7.1 out of 10 rating it currently holds on IMDb. In fact, the show received numerous award nominations, including one for best fantasy series at the Saturn Awards. The show was developed by Alfred G. Miles Millar and is based on Terry Brooks’ The Sword of Shannara Trilogy. There was a second season after the first one premiered on January 5, 2016. If you’re a fan like us, you’ve been wondering when Season 3 will air. Let’s take a closer look at season 3 of The Shannara Chronicles.

The Shannara Chronicles Season 3 Renewal Status

The Shannara Chronicles will not return for a third season because the show was canceled in 2017 and efforts to move it to another network were unsuccessful. Unfortunately, only one of the trilogy’s novels was adapted in the first two seasons. This meant that the other two books were completely ignored.

Why was The Shannara Chronicles Season 3 canceled?

The Shannara Chronicles may have lost viewers when it was transferred to Spike, but the show may have been doomed by other, more powerful factors. Season 2 of the show ran from October to November of 2017 after it was revealed in May 2017 that it would be moving from Spike TV to Spike. While once known as Spike, the network’s parent firm Viacom announced in February 2017 that the name would be changed to Paramount Network. On January 18, 2018, two days after it was revealed that The Shannara Chronicles would be canceled, the show’s title was changed. The network’s shift in focus from teen to adult programming during the rebranding from Spike to Paramount Network undoubtedly led to the decision to cancel The Shannara Chronicles rather than wait for its viewership to recover before moving on.

The Shannara Chronicles Storyline

The ‘Shannara Chronicles’ is a fantasy adventure series written for the entertainment of readers with a taste for exciting tales. The execution in this series is just brilliant. The show is based on a novel by Terry Brooks. There are four worlds in this story, and they’re on a quest for a demon that might destroy everything. Elvin Princess Ambrele, Rover Eretria, and Wil will defend the world from the forces of darkness if they fulfill their destiny.

The Shannara Chronicles Cast

  • Austin Butler as Wil Ohmsford, a half-human/half-elf who is the last of the bloodline of the ancient Shannara family.
  • Poppy Drayton as Amberle Elessedil, the Elven Princess and the first female to be accepted as one of the Chosen
  • Ivana Baquero as Eretria, a human who was raised by Rovers, a band of thieves.
  • Manu Bennett as Allanon, a human and the last druid who has been alive for more than 300 years through the use of Druid Sleep.
  • Aaron Jakubenko as Ander Elessedil, youngest son of King Eventine
  • Marcus Vanco as Bandon, an Elven boy with the gift of a seer, meaning that he can see possible futures when he touches someone.
  • Vanessa Morgan as Lyria, a human who is in a romantic relationship with Eretria, and who is revealed to be the Princess of Leah.
  • Gentry White as Garet Jax, a bounty hunter looking for Lyria for her mother, the Queen of Leah. Later on he joins Wil’s group in saving the Four Lands.
  • James Remar as Cephelo, the leader of the Rovers and adoptive father of Eretria.
  • Daniel MacPherson as Arion Elessedil, the oldest living son of King Eventine and heir to the Elven throne.
  • Jed Brophy as the Dagda Mor, an ancient elvish druid who turned into a demon.
  • Brooke Williams as Catania, an elf who is Amberle’s handmaiden. She later becomes the love interest of Ander.
  • Emelia Burns as Commander Diana Tilton, the captain of the Black Watch
  • Mark Mitchinson as Flick Ohmsford, Wil’s uncle and Shea’s brother. He is kidnapped by Bandon during the series’ second season.
  • John Rhys-Davies as Eventine Elessedil, Amberle’s grandfather has been the king of the Elven Kingdom of Arborlon for decades.
  • Glen Levy as Slanter, the Gnome resistance leader who murdered Amberle’s father 10 years previously.
  • James Trevena-Brown as Captain Crispin Edensong , captain of the Home Guard
    Andrew Grainger as Cogline, a former druid whose mission is to protect Eretria from any threat
  • Desmond Chiam as General Riga, the leader of the Crimson, who is dedicated to eradicating the use of magic across the Four Lands.
  • Erroll Shand as Valcaa, Riga’s right-hand man.
  • Kelvin Taylor as Crimson 3, General Riga’s third in command.
  • Caroline Chikezie as Queen Tamlin, the formidable leader of the human Kingdom of Leah, and Lyria’s estranged mother.

The Shannara Chronicles Season 3 Plot

The series takes place in the fictional land of Shannara. The Ellcrys tree is truly one of a kind. The magical tree is guarded by the Ellonans. If those held captive by it were ever freed, they would take over the globe. Demons reside in the realms of the forbidden. The demons are making a gradual return to Earth as the Ellcrys tree begins to shed its leaves. A team has been formed to combat these monstrous adversaries. They call themselves “The Chosen.”

One of the main characters is named Wil Ohmsford. He is from the Shannara family and is a mix of elves and humans. Amberle, a princess, is also on the hunt for the tree’s protector. She gives her life so that the monster doesn’t have to be released, saving everyone else in the process.

Eretria first comes out as unreliable, but she ends up becoming a member of the group as well. There is a love triangle involving these three people. Multiple species on Earth have gone to war after Amberle’s demise. Another terrifying villain with designs on wreaking devastation in the Four Lands is the Warlock Lord. Wil is willing to sacrifice himself for the benefit of others. There would be more of both in The Shannara Chronicles’ third season. The plot may also go into the differences between the animal kingdom and the magical realm.

Where to watch The Shannara Chronicles?

There is a lot of potential in The Shannara Chronicles. It’s terrible that, despite its popularity, it’s not available on the major streaming services, where it would receive the exposure it deserves. Thankfully, you can watch The Shannara Chronicles on Netflix without worrying about this.

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