Shannara, MTV’s new fantasy series based on the popular book series from Terry Brooks, has added John Rhys-Davies, best known for The Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones, to its cast.
The show, which follows the Shannara family thousands of years after civilization’s destruction, has previously cast Ivana Baquero as Eretria, Poppy Drayton as Amberle, Austin Butler as Wil Ohmsford, Manu Bennett as Allanon, and Aaron Jakubenko as Ander.
Rhys-Davies will join the cast as King Eventine. According to a release, he is Amberle’s grandfather who has ruled the kingdom of Arborlon for decades. “Eventine has done questionable things to keep the Four Lands at peace, but when his beloved granddaughter is chosen to fulfill a dangerous destiny, his path is changed as well,” the release said.
Shannara begins filming in New Zealand in February.