John Rhys-Davies has been cast in a new MTV produced series based on Terry Brooks 'Shannara' series of books.
Rhys-Davies will play King Eventine, Amberle’s (Poppy Drayton) grandgfather who has ruled the Elvin kingdom of Arborlon for decades flanked by his sons Arion and Ander. Eventine has done questionable things to keep the Four Lands at peace, but when his beloved granddaughter is chosen to fulfill a dangerous destiny, his path is changed as well.
John Rhys-Davies played Gimli (AND MY AXE!) in the Lord of the Rings movies by Peter Jackson as well as Sallah in Indiana Jones so is used to big budget productions as well as a fantasy time line.
The TV series Based on a series of Terry Brooks novels that began in 1977, the fantasy drama is set in our world, but thousands of years after the destruction of civilization. It’s centred on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape earth’s future.Read more here
Ordered straight to series by MTV in July, “Shannara’s” first two episodes will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), who also serves as an executive producer. Writers Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville”) will executive produce, and Jon Favreau, Terry Brooks and Dan Farah will also executive produce. Sonar Entertainment is MTV’s producing partner and the international distributor.
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