About The Shannara Chronicles
THE AGE OF MAGIC
At the dawn of time, the Earth was inhabited by creatures who wielded magic. The Elves used their magic to care for the Earth, while others used theirs to dominate and destroy, becoming Demons. When the Demons tried to eradicate the Elves, the Elves banished the Demons into a supernatural prison upheld by a magical tree known as the Ellcrys. As long as the Ellcrys lived, the Demons would remain locked away.
THE AGE OF MAN
Thousands of years later, the Elves found themselves outnumbered by the burgeoning human race and went into hiding. Millennia passed while man and science ruled. The Elves and their magic remained concealed, as memories of their existence became nothing more than fairy tales. And through it all, the Ellcrys stood strong. In the middle of the 21st Century, human civilization self-‐‑destructed. The Great Wars that followed ended in nuclear and chemical annihilation. Our story takes place thousands of years after this event...
A brand new scripted series based on Terry Brooks’ best-selling fantasy books. The Shannara Chronicles premieres January 16th, 2016 on Syfy Australia.