The Shannara Chronicles Opening Sequence

The Shannara Chronicles is coming. MTV released the opening title sequence of the upcoming TV series based on Terry Brooks’ Shannara series of novels. I’ll say this before you see the video: It’s a fantasy novel series, but…

Interesting, isn’t it? They’re really pushing the post-apocalyptic part of the story. Throughout The Sword of Shannara and The Elfstones of Shannara (the first season of the TV series is based on Elfstones), we get small glimpses of current day Earth, but it’s never outright shown that it is Earth. The Wishsong of Shannara is much more explicit in this, though. And there are several novels that span from The Word & Void to The Genesis of Shannara and Legends of Shannara that actually show the world changing into the fantasy world. Is this a spoiler? Not really, it’s actually widely known, and you can guess as much just by reading the back covers of the books. Regardless, I’m pretty excited about this TV series. I can’t watch it in Japan, but should be able to see it in other ways in the future.

What did you think of the opening sequence?

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4 thoughts on “The Shannara Chronicles Opening Sequence”

    1. Well, if you’re ever interested in reading the books, either chronological order or publishing order are fine. I went with publishing order at first, but I think I’ll read them in chronological order now.

  1. Terry’s Genesis series tells the final days of Earth (Northern Pacific area) and the restructure to a fantasy world. The Word/Void series shows the beginning of Earth’s demise. I can’t wait to watch it! It may inspire me to reread the books to see how they compare .

    1. I’ve already finished The Word and Void series, so reading Genesis will be interesting. The books are in Canada, though! I sent them with my sister last month, as part of our move to Canada. I definitely want to reread the entire series.

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