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‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Star Ivana Baquero Joins Cast of MTV’s ‘Shannara’

Ivana Baquero, the Spanish actress who charmed audiences as the plucky child star of Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 fantasy “Pan’s Labyrinth,” has joined the cast of MTV’s fantasy drama “Shannara.”

The series based on the famed novels by Terry Brooks is set to begin lensing next month in New Zealand. “Smallville” alums Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are exec producers and showrunners for Sonar Enteratainment.

Baquero will play Eretria, a human from the wrong side of the tracks who uses her wits to survive amid the struggles and adventures of the magic-endowed Shannara clan. It’s a full-boar fantasy genre vehicle populated by elfs, druids, assorted royal figures and other unusual creatures.

Previously announced cast members include Poppy Drayton, Austin Butler, Manu Bennett and Aaron Jakubenko.

Baquero at present is on screen in the Portuguese drama “Gelo,” and she will be featured in the upcoming Fox Intl. pic “My Other Me.” The Barcelona-based thesp is repped by Gersh and Think Tank Management.

 

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