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Trip To The Four Lands: 12 Photographs From 'The Shannara Chronicles'' Majestic Set

Just look at this fantastic trio chatting between takes!

The very first glimpse of "The Shannara Chronicles" features the jaw-dropping and sensational adaptation of Terry Brooks' unique environment and the magical cast of characters from the beloved books -- but what does the Four Lands look like when the cameras stop rolling?

Before the MTV show makes its highly anticipated debut in January 2016 (the wait!), check out 12 special snapshots -- from getting pointy body accessories to bonding incidents off-camera -- that will make you wish you were a part of the population of elves, druids and humans living thousands of years after the destruction of civilization.

  1. Manu Bennett (who portrays Allanon) admires the stunning Auckland landscape
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  2. Wil takes a moment to kneel in front of a grave
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  3. Poppy Drayton (who plays Amberle) makes sure her ears don't become crooked -- and won't resemble Nemo
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  4. Austin Butler and the woman behind the Elven Princess chat with the admired author
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  5. The half-human/half-elf has a pensive moment
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  6. The tremendous crew watches the action unfold behind the lens
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  7. Two men, embarking on an important mission
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  8. A and P review their scripts in between takes
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  9. King Eventine and his son Ander have a much-needed chat about the dire events unfolding in their unique universe
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  10. An up-close look at the intricate props from the post-apocalyptic world
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  11. Behold, the spectacular interior of Arborlon Palace
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  12. Last, but CERTAINLY not least, Terry Brooks channels his inner elf!
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Be sure to stay with MTV News for more updates on “The Shannara Chronicles,” see the first clip of the upcoming program below and check out our official Tumblr account — featuring more behind-the-scenes photos — here!