What do you think about the casting? Would Butler be better cast in something else?

The Imagine Film List Blog

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 4.26.00 PMThe Carrie Diaries actor and IF List favorite Austin Butler is heading to MTV. The 23 year old actor will be starring in the adaptation of Terry Brooks’ best-selling fantasy books, Shannara, as half-human/half-elf, Wil Ohmsford.

Relative newcomerPoppy Drayton will co-star as elvin princess Amberle Elessedil. Drayton’s break out role was in Downton Abbey’s Christmas Special.

Poppy Drayton [Image: Conversationsabouther.net] Written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, Shannara is set in our world, thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization. The story centers on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world.

It’s exciting that MTV is investing in a show that is based on such deep fantasy books. Perhaps based on the success of Teen Wolf, the network is willing to go in a more The Lord of the Rings direction! The first season…

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