MTV today announced that its forthcoming epic fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles will premiere in January 2016. The network made the announcement during the first-ever Comic-Con panel for the series, which is based on author Terry Brooks' international best-selling novels. Production for The Shannara Chronicles wrapped last month in New Zealand.

Brooks, who serves as an executive producer, appeared on the panel along with the cast of "The Shannara Chronicles" in its first-ever public appearance - Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Austin Robert Butler, Poppy Drayton and John Rhys-Davies - as well as series Executive Producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The Q&A session was moderated by TV Guide Magazine Senior Writer, Damian Holbrook.

Fans can stop by MTV's booth (#3729) on the convention center all weekend to pick up a special, limited edition of "The Elfstones of Shannara," complete with a one-of-a-kind Comic-Con book jacket. Additionally, John Rhys-Davies, Manu Bennett and Austin Robert Butler will be in the MTV booth on Friday, July 10th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. for signings and fan photos.

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For more ways to connect with The Shannara Chronicles, check out our newly launched Tumblr filled with exclusive behind the scenes photos, videos, and concept artwork, like us on Facebook at and follow the show on Twitter at @Shannara. Alfred Gough (Spider-Man 2, Smallville) and Miles Millarr (Spider-Man 2, Smallville) are executive producers and the show runners of The Shannara Chronicles. Jon Favreau (Iron Man Franchise), Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Terry Brooks, Dan Farah and Gene Stein also serve as executive producers. Additionally, Jonathan Liebesman directed the first two episodes. MTV is producing with Sonar Entertainment. Check out the first trailer below, and stay tuned for more on The Shannara Chronicles