January 16, 2018

It is being reported that The Shannara Chronicles will not be returning for a third season. The moves comes just days ahead of the launch of Paramount Network, which the show's current network, Spike, is being rebranded to on Thursday.

The fantasy drama started out in 2016 on MTV, where it became the cable network's top-rated scripted original that year. The series made a move to Spike for Season 2, which aired last fall, but ratings were off considerably from what they were in Season 1. With Spike now rebranding to Paramount Network, the show obviously did not fit in with their programming strategy going forward.

Adapted from the best-selling Shannara series of novels by Terry Brooks, The Shannara Chronicles takes place thousands of years after the fall of mankind and civilization. With the Four Lands now in great danger, the fate of the world rests in the hands of an unlikely trio consisting of an Elven Princess, a human rover, and a half-human half-elf. Together they embark on a quest to prevent a demon army from destroying the Four Lands.