Ivana Baquero is ready for her MTV…
The 20-year-old Spanish actress, who gained acclaim as the star of Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominated Pan’s Labyrinth, has been cast opposite Poppy Drayton and Austin Butler in Shannara, the cable network’s 10-episode straight-to-series drama based on Terry Brooks’ massive fantasy book series.
Written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, Shannara is set in our world, thousands of years after the destruction of our civilization. The story centers on the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world.
Baquero will play Eretria, a young woman from the wrong side of the tracks who’s been forced to use her beauty and wits to survive. She’s a human who has been raised in a den of thieves known as the Rovers. When she rescues Wil from danger she becomes unwittingly tied to he and Amberle’s (Drayton) quest to save the Four Lands.
Baquero can currently be seen in Spanish film El Club de los Incomprendidos and recently wrapped Gelo, a Portuguese fantasy love story.
She will next be seen in Fox International’s My Other Me.