Tonight, Austin Butler will debut his breakout role in MTV’s sci-fi/fantasy series “The Shannara Chronicles.” He’s best known as the boyfriend of actress Vanessa Hudgens, Austin portrays Will, a character who is half-human, half-elf.
The show is based off of a 1977 book series by Terry Brooks, and the first season will closely follow the second installment “The Elfstones of Shannara.” The author explained to USA Today that the choice of skipping the first book was to expand on female heroism and to help bring in MTV viewers.
Terry says, “I felt that ‘Sword’ was too male-dominated.” Terry also thinks that the second book will have a better reception because it has “a love (triangle), a great ending and just a better story all around.”
“The Shannara Chronicles” premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, and you can watch the trailer below.
Will you be tuning in to watch the first episode?
(Photo credit: The Shannara Chronicles Instagram account)