Deadline is reporting that MTV is developing a television adaptation of the Shannara books by Terry Brooks. Jon Favreau (who directed Iron Man) is set to direct the drama series which will be written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar. The first season of the potential series will actually be based on The Elfstones Of Shannara, the second book in the original Shannara series which now includes 26 novels.
Shannara is set in our world, but takes place thousands of years after the destruction of civilization in a chemical and nuclear holocaust called the Great Wars. A medieval state had emerged in the aftermath, with magic re-emerging to replace science. Humans and other races live in a place called the Four Lands, which we know as North America. As the novels progress, science starts to become more advanced. The spotlight of the Shannara books shines on the Shannarafamily, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic.