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Sonar developing Shannara TV series

Sonar Entertainment, the company formerly known as RHI, has optioned Terry Brooks fantasy book series Shannara and is working with Farah Films to develop it for TV.

Shannara is a series of fantasy novels with twenty books published. It tells teh story of the Shannara family hundreds of years after the destruction of civilization. The first season of the television series will be based on the second book in the series, The Elfstones of Shannara.

Sonar Entertainment CEO Stewart Till and Terry Brooks will executive produce. It will be produced in association with Farah Films, the production company run by Dan Farah, who is currently working on the remake of The Crow and Tony Danza’s forthcoming comeback sitcom, The Guys at ABC.

“Partnering with Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films on adapting the Shannara saga for television is an exciting prospect,” said Brooks. “Everything about both companies suggests the result will be one that both old and new fans of the books will readily embrace. I am committed to doing everything I can to help make this happen.”

“Terry Brooks appeals to a huge and diverse cross-section of audiences throughout the world,” said Till. “There is an enormous desire to see Shannara brought to life for television. We know this is going to be a terrific series that will both delight long time fans and attract legions of new devotees.”