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LONDON — Herbert L. Kloiber’s TMG has acquired the rights for German-speaking Europe to “The Shannara Chronicles” from Sonar Entertainment.

The series is based on the bestselling books by fantasy author Terry Brooks. Al Gough and Miles Millar, who worked together on “Spider-Man 2” and “Smallville,” are adapting the novels.

The first two episodes will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman, who just had a hit with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

“Iron Man” director Jon Favreau is on board as executive producer along with Liebesman, Terry Brooks, Dan Farah, Stewart Till and Gene Stein.

MTV has given a 10-episode order to “Shannara.”

“Shannara” is set in our world, thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization. It is a world divided into what is known as the Four Lands, whose inhabitants are a mix of races including Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, Gnomes and Humans.

At the center of the story 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. When the young elven princess, Amberle, and the last descendant of the Shannara family, Wil, learn that only they have the power to stop the advancing evil, they form an uneasy alliance.

Kloiber, TMG’s managing director, said: “We are excited to bring this series to the German-speaking audience, and will be able to offer it to all platforms, hot from the U.S. and including the original-language version. The creative elements are more than promising and we are eager to see the first episode.”

Gene Stein, CEO of Sonar Entertainment, said: “The ‘Shannara’ books have been embraced by audiences worldwide and the global fan base has been eagerly awaiting this television adaptation. With our stellar production team behind it, we are sure the ‘Shannara’ television series will exceed expectations and captivate new fans as well.”