Variety reports that Sonar Entertainment has acquired the rights to Terry Brooks long-running bestseller Shannara fantasy series and plans to adapt it for television in partnership with Farah Films.
Plans are to start the first season based on The Elfstones of Shannara, the second book of the original trilogy (with The Sword of Shannara and The Wishsong of Shannara).
No distribution outlet has been signed yet.
Warner Bros had previously owned the rights and planned to adapt a movie directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), but the rights reverted in 2010.
The Shannara stories are based hundreds of years in the future in a post-apocalyptic Earth that has reverted to medieval times and in which magic has re-emerged. The 20th book, Wards of Faerie, was just released and is the first of a new trilogy, The Dark Legacy of Shannara.