Right now, one of the best shows on television is the HBO series Game of Thrones, but while the show isn’t going to be moving networks, that’s not stopping other channels from trying to adapt their own version of the show. MTV is perhaps the most surprising competitor looking for a Game of Thrones style show but according to The Hollywood Reporter, that’s exactly what is happening.
THR reports that Iron Man director Jon Faverau is teaming with the duo behind the hit WB and CW series Smallville to adapt a TV series based on Shannara, which is an international best-selling fantasy series by Terry Brooks.
Right now the show is in the early stages of development but it’s interesting to see that in a world where we are talking about heavy hitters like HBO, Netflix and the big four cable networks, the network that pays the bills following teenage mothers is getting in the serious fantasy-drama game.
There’s no telling if the series will actually work, but like HBO and Game of Thrones, if MTV is able to get the series working there is plenty of source material to work with, plus an author that is still alive to produce material for the series when the the well starts to run dry.
If you’ve never heard of Shannara, it’s considered the second best selling fantasy series of all-time behind J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. We don’t need to tell you how successful those movies were and MTV is licking their chops over Shannara being as big a hit.