5 Fantastic TV Shows Like The Shannara Chronicles That Will Make You Thirsty For Adventure

Ready for adventure? Check out these five TV shows like The Shannara Chronicles!

If you love a good adventure, then this list of TV shows like the Shannara Chronicles is going to leave you wanting for the open road, adventure and perhaps a little bit of magic. This show is a full on fantasy adventure that makes me want to have magical powers of mine own. Sometimes I wish I could just escape and be some kind of magical apprentice for a while, same? I would totally wear all the fun outfits and have some magical fire to throw, hopefully in a glowing blue color. That’s not too much to ask right? I have it all planned out, and I might just make myself royalty or something. If you are looking to escape into a sci-fi fantasy adventure, cuddle up on the couch with Bae and check out these TV shows just like The Shannara Chronicles!

5 Fantastic TV Shows Like The Shannara Chronicles That Will Make You Thirsty For Adventure

The Shannara Chronicles is a fantasy drama television series that premiered on MTV on January 5, 2016. Season 1 concluded on March 1, 2016. It is adapted from the 1982 book The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks. The series takes place in the Four Lands and showcases the war, evil and adventure that occurs. The Shannara Chronicles stars Austin Butler as Wil Ohmsford, Poppy Drayton as Amberele Elessedil, Ivana Baquero as Eretria, Manu Bennett as Allanon and Aaron Jakeubenko as Ander Elessedil. Here are some other excellent TV shows you are going to want to watch like The Shannara Chronicles.

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Shadowhunters is a fantasy television series that premiered on Freeform on January 12, 2016. The first season concluded on April 5, 2016. It is based on the book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The series focuses on Clary Fray, a teenager who discovers she is a Shadowhunter, human with angelic blood. Shadowhunters stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray.

The Magicians

The Magicians is a fantasy television series that premiered on Syfy on December 16, 2015. Season 1 concluded on April 11, 2016. It is based on the 2009 book of the same name by Lev Grossman. The series showcases the life of Quentin Coldwater, who enrolls in school to be trained as a magician. However, he soon figures out that the magical world is indeed real and a threat to mankind. The Magicians stars Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater.

Into the Badlands

Into the Badlands is an action drama television series that premiered on AMC on November 15, 2015. The first season concluded on december 20, 2015. The series tell the story of a young boy and a warrior who are on a journey to seek enlightenment, traveling through some dangerous land. Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu as Sunny and Aramis Knight as M.K.

Legend of the Seeker


Legend of the Seeker is a fantasy supernatural adventure television series that aired for two seasons on ABC from November 1, 2008, to May 22, 2010. It is based on the book series The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind. The series follows the journey of four people, including The Seeker of the Truth, The Mother Confessor, The First Wizard and The Mord-Sith, as they defend their people against evil. Legend of the Seeker stars Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence and Tabrett Bethell.


Heroes is a sci-fi drama television series that aired for four seasons on NBC from September 25, 2006, to February 8, 2010. The series follows the lives of everyday humans who have superhuman abilities. Heroes stars Hayden Panettiere as Claire Bennet, Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli, Adrian Pasdar as Nathan Petrelli, Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura and Greg Grunberg as Matt Parkman.

So do you know of any other TV Shows Like the Shannara Chronicles that should be on my list? Are you a fan of any of these series? Would you take on magical powers that let you throw blue fire too? Tell me in the comments!

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25 thoughts on “5 Fantastic TV Shows Like The Shannara Chronicles That Will Make You Thirsty For Adventure

  1. You know, this just isn’t my genre of TV. I have tried!! I want to be a fan! I don’t know what gives with me. 🙁

  2. This isn’t my genre either but there are so many who do love this! Thanks

  3. Loved, loved Heroes. I wasn’t too fond of the newer version that came out this year. I definitely loved the original with the original cast. Can’t wait to watch the others you mentioned.

  4. I have never seen any of these shows! Would be great to check them out. I don’t watch tv often but this season I’m trying to watch a bunch of new shows at night!

  5. I admit, I dont know about any of these shows. I’m not a big TV watcher, but these are so good to know about if I’m having a lazy weekend and am looking for suggestions! Love adventure…

  6. This is my Husband’s favorite genre. I need to share some of these show ideas with him!

  7. This is very cool! I need to watch some of these with my husbands. I don’t know any of these shows but I think that I would like them!

  8. I loved loved LOVED Heroes when it was on! Such a good show. I’ve heard that Shadow Hunters is also really good but I haven’t gotten around to watching it yet. It’s next on my list!

  9. I must admit I haven’t watched any of these series. I thought about Into the Badlands, but decided just to stick with The Walking Dead on AMC. These shows do remind me of a sci-fi show called Haven, which ended last year. It was one of those shows that really sucked you in every week.

  10. This book is on my nightstand to read! I haven’t seen the show yet. I love Heroes – I wish that they had been able to continue on the great path they started in the beginning.

  11. Wow, I should check these shows. I am so excited to see them all, can’t wait!

  12. I’ve honestly never been a big fan of fantasy shows but these do sound interesting. I’d really like it if I had blue fire too!!

  13. These all look interesting! I haven’t heard of these, but I have heard about Heroes, and I hear it was pretty good!

  14. Sci-Fi and Fantasy themed shows are always exciting and awesome. I’ve never heard of this show before but I don’t mind checking it out. Sounds awesome!

  15. I started Into the Badlands…I need to get back into it. The first episode was pretty cool! My hubs is totally a sci fi nut, so he’d be down!

  16. I haven’t seen any of these, but they all seem great. Thanks for sharing the videos so I can see what they’re all like.

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