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[09/11/12 - 07:50 AM]
Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films Team to Bring the World of Shannara to the Small Screen
Producers plan to base the show's first season on "The Elfstones of Shannara," the second book in the series.

[via press release from Sonar Entertainment]

Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films Team to Bring the World of Shannara to the Small Screen

NEW YORK, NY September 11, 2012 - Sonar Entertainment has acquired the rights to SHANNARA, the bestselling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks and is partnering with Farah Films to produce a series based on the books. Dan Farah of Farah Films, Sonar Entertainment CEO Stewart Till and Terry Brooks will executive produce.

SHANNARA is set in our world, hundreds of years after the destruction of our civilization. The story is centered on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world. Producers plan to base the show's first season on "The Elfstones of Shannara," the second book in the series.

The SHANNARA books are the highest-selling unadapted fantasy book series. Terry Brooks is the second highest-selling living fantasy author, after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

The series is celebrating its 25th year. The 20th bestselling book in the series has just premiered at number two on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Two more books in the series are set to be published in 2013.

"Partnering with Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films on adapting the SHANNARA saga for television is an exciting prospect," commented 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 has created a rich world of characters and stories that have entertained millions of readers all around the world for a quarter of a century," said Farah. "He has a built-in fan base that is bigger than those for even the most recent hit book series, like The Hunger Games. We're very excited and proud to have the opportunity to partner with Terry in adapting his great work for the small screen."

"Terry Brooks appeals to a huge and diverse cross-section of audiences throughout the world," said Till, who added, "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."

Brooks is represented by Anne Sibbald of Janklow and Nesbit Associates.

About Farah Films

Dan Farah is a producer on several high-profile film and television projects, including the remake of THE CROW at Relativity, the adaptation of New York Times bestseller READY PLAYER ONE at Warner Brothers, Tony Danza's comeback sitcom, entitled THE GUYS, at ABC Network and ABC Studios, and an upcoming stage musical based on the hit Castle Rock comedy, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS.

About Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

Sonar Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, producer and distributor of award-winning television series, mini-series and movies for the global television marketplace. Sonar owns rights to over 1,000 titles comprising more than 3,500 broadcast hours of programming. The company maintains strategic creative and licensing partnerships with producers and broadcasters throughout the world.





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