‘The Mortal Instruments’ is Heading to Series on ABC Family


themortalinstruments-abcfam-0333015Get ready for more of “The Mortal Instruments,” this time on the small screen.

Variety is reporting that ABC Family has ordered “Shadowhunters,” a series based on the popular book series, straight to series. The show is ABC Family’s first scripted “saga-to-series.” The author of the Mortal Instruments series Cassandra Clare said of the news, “I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the ‘Shadowhunters’ to life. As a huge fan of long-form television drama, I can’t wait to see the story unfold and for the fans to have more time with the world and the characters.”

“Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, and she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters — human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When Clary’s mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a self-discovery journey, as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

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“Shadowhunters” is set to go into production this May in Toronto. No cast has been announced yet. Who would you cast as Clary and Jace and the other characters?