Whilst at MCM Comic Con in London this weekend, we had a chance to sit in on the press interview with The Shannara Chronicles’ Poppy Drayton. In the interview she talks about getting the role, what she thinks of her character, filming in New Zealand, and working with an incredible cast, including Manu Bennett (Spartacus, Arrow), and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of The Rings trilogy).
Based on the best-selling book series by Terry Brooks, which has sold over 26 million copies worldwide, and Executive Produced by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES is the first in an epic series set in a world thousands of years after the destruction of civilization. Earth has been divided into the Four Lands, whose inhabitants are a mix of races including elves, dwarves, trolls, gnomes and humans. At the centre is the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world.
As the story begins, dark and terrible forces, thought to be confined for years, begin to escape. Three unlikely heroes learn that only they have the power to stop the advancing evil and they form an uneasy alliance as they are forced to embrace their destinies.