Terry Brooks’ epic fantasy series will come to life on MTV.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable outlet has given the greenlight to a pilot based on Brooks’ Shannara novels.
The adaptation has some heavy-hitters behind it. Smallville producers Al Gough and Miles Millar are writing and producing the pilot and Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau is directing and serving as executive-producer.
The series will begin with an adaptation of the second Shannara novel, The Elfstones of Shannara. That installment is seen as better introductory point for a mass audience.
According to reports, Brooks will be involved in helping bring the series to our screens.
“I believe we have formed the perfect team to bring Shannara to life onscreen. The adaptation of these books is very important to me, and I believe we are on the right track in our endeavor to create an epic television series that both new and old fans of the books will love,” he said in a statement.