Industry insider Lindsay B on Twitter has posted some revealing info about the Shadowhunters TV show filming in May.
— Lindsay B (@lemon_buzz) March 5, 2015
TMI Source has also compiled some information, sourced to Idris BR, which includes the network – ABC Family – for the straight-to-order series and lots more. Read below:
CLARY FRAY] 18-21 years old, beautiful, fiery red-headed, creative, and intelligent. Clary Fray is a promising art student whose bright future is derailed when her mother is kidnapped and she learns her life has been a lie. Clary discovers a hidden Shadow World full of Vampires, Werewolves, and other unthinkable danger that she quickly learns to navigate. As she is forced into action, she embraces her newfound powers and realizes that she will play the central role in this new world…SERIES REGULAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES
[JACE WAYLAND] Early 20s, narcissistic, and lethally gorgeous, Jace is a determined and expert Shadowhunter. A skilled soldier in a war against demons. After his father is killed, Jace makes it his life mission to seek revenge on the man who is responsible. After years of being the object of every girl’s desire, he finds himself in an unfamiliar position – falling in love with Clary… SERIES REGULAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES
[SIMON LEWIS] Early 20s, intelligent, very handsome in a non-calculated kind of way, Simon Lewis is Clary Fray’s long-time best friend. He’s the first to find humor in any situation. An accounting student by day, Simon spends his free time performing in a band. His loyalty and feelings for Clary are tested as he fights alongside her on an epic journey. Because of this, he is ultimately turned into a vampire and struggles to maintain his humanity while simultaneously accepting his fate… SERIES REGULAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES
Clary Fray is perfectly normal; she’s a budding art student who loves spending time with her friends and family. On her 18th birthday, however, Clary discovers she is part of an age-old battle between demons and an elite race of warriors known as Shadowhunters. When her mother is kidnapped and her home is destroyed, so is her sense of reality. Clary must now understand her new role in an ancient battle, and come to terms with her family’s past…
Executive Producers: Ed Decter, Michael Reisz, Marjorie David
Writer: Ed Decter
Casting Directors: Alyson Silverberg & Jonathan Clay Harris
Casting Associates: Susan Esrock & Justin Kiang
The first episode is titled The Mortal Cup.
I have mixed feelings about this. While obviously it’s a little alarming that the characters have been aged up – since most of Jace, Clary and Simon’s wit is appropriate for their age as they come of age, and aging them will definitely change their personalities. The good thing is the call for “All Ethnicities,” of which there’s a definite lack of on TV.
Then, there’s the network. Personally, I was hoping for something like Starz. ABC Family will tone down the show, no doubt, but it would also be a better place to realize Magnus and Alec’s relationship.
Producer Don Cormady, in a recent interview at the Canadian Screen Awards, talked about bringing The Mortal Instruments to TV.
Expressing his disappointment that the movie didn’t do too well, he explained, The story is so broad and the novels are so dense that we’re actually now talking about doing it as a limited series for television.”
Newly titled Shadowhunters, Cormady said the show would follow one book per season. “The first book would be the first year and then assuming that goes well, the second book, the third book, the fourth… there are six books. So that’s what we’re looking at.”
He also noted that the pilot episode is ready, and they’re hoping filming could take place in Toronto – where the first movie was shot.
This was inevitable, Shadowhunters – the new adaptation of The Mortal Instruments coming to TV will have a new title. Cassie Clare announced the name as ‘Shadowhunters.’
@shadoowhunters It's going to be called "Shadowhunters."
— Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare) February 20, 2015
Who else loves the title? I feel like it captures the main point of the entire series, not just TMI but more and we can expect the expansion of the universe in the show in a way that the movies wouldn’t have allowed.
Shadowhunters is set to begin production later this year.
What do you think of the title?
Shadowhunters Chronicles’ USA publisher Simon & Schuster will be releasing new covers for both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
This morning, the cover for City of Bones, was unveiled via USA Today. Check it out below:
The new covers will hit the shelves on September 1.
What do you think of the new cover?
Lily Collins talked to MTV on the press day for Love, Rosie where apart from the movie, she also addressed what all Shadowhunters are dying to know – her return as Clary Fray to the TV show.
Watch the interview below:
Lily says that she “found out about the TV series the same day the world did.”
I’ll take that as another sign that the movie’s cast will not be returning. Personally, I’m very used to the idea of Lily and Jamie Bower as Clary and Jace – as with the rest of them. However, I also understand that Constantin seems to be taking a right step by taking the expansive franchise to TV. If a new cast is the way to go, then so be it.
Here’s to hoping for the best for the show!