I guess we can thank “Game of Thrones” for more than just being awesome television, its success seems to be opening up more fantasy possibilities.

Terry Brooks’ “Shannara” series is being produced as a television series. The first season will be based on “The Elfstones of Shannara,” which is the second book in the series. While Variety doesn’t mention a reason as to why, I would suspect it has to do with the fact that the first book “The Sword of Shannara,” while good, is pretty much a Lord of the Rings clone.

This could be interesting as the series combines two hot fads: Epic fantasy and post-apocalyptic Earth.

I reviewed the original trilogy a long, LONG time ago.