Spike Releases Epic First Trailer of Hit Fantasy Series “The Shannara Chronicles” Second Season

When New Evil is Unleashed, New Heroes Rise.

Spike has released the EPIC first trailer for the sophomore series The Shannara Chronicles, the original scripted drama, based on the best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks. The one-minute promo features never-before-seen footage at all the amazing/crazy goodness we can expect when the show returns later this fall.

In addition to seeing the return of our favorites, the trailer also includes your first look at the new cast members joining the show, including fan-favorite Malese Jow (“The Flash,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and her kick-ass character Mareth!

Season two of The Shannara Chronicles takes place one year after the events of last season. The Four Lands are in chaos. The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eretria, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight.

“The Shannara Chronicles” stars Austin Butler (Wil), Ivana Baquero (Eretria), Manu Bennett (Allanon), Aaron Jakubenko (Ander) and Marcus Vanco (Bandon) along with new cast members Vanessa Morgan (Lyria), Malese Jow (Mareth), Gentry White (Garet), Caroline Chikezie (Queen Tamlin), and Desmond Chiam (General Riga).

The Shannara Chronicles‘ 10-episode second season premieres Wednesday, October 11 at 10pm ET/PT on Spike.