‘Shadowhunters’ BTS Photo: PanDEMONium is Coming!

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With filming on Shadowhunters set to begin tomorrow in Toronto, fandom excitement is already at a great high.

Executive producer McG added fuel to that blazing fire of excitement with a new behind-the-scenes photo featuring Dominic Sherwood and Matthew Daddario rehearsing for the Pandemonium scene as Katherine McNamara looks on.

Could the famous Pandemonium scene — the one that started it all — be where production officially begins?

Shadowhunters will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Watch: Maxim Roy is Ready for the ‘Crazy Ride’ That is ‘Shadowhunters’

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Hello, Jocelyn!

Shadowhunters social media shared a video message from Maxim Roy where she shared her excitement about playing Jocelyn, how she has already begun work and preparing for the “crazy ride” that is Shadowhunters.

Shadowhunters begins filming in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Calling All Fans: Let’s Welcome These Shadowhunters to the Family! (New Project!)

If you’ve been with us since production began on the film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones then you might be familiar with a fan video that you helped us create called “A Very TMI Thank You,” where the fandom thanked everyone involved as they began production on the film.

Well, we’re at it again with our friends at Fangirlish and Mundie Moms!

This time, we want YOUR help in welcoming the new cast, crew, producers and network to our Shadowhunter family as they begin production on the Shadowhunters television show!

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

The main theme of this video will be “Welcome to the Family!” This is your opportunity to welcome our new cast, crew, producers and network to the Shadowhunter family and tell them how much you love and appreciate them!

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Record a 15-second video message on Instagram and post using the hashtag #WelcomeShadowhunterFamily and tag us @tmisource, @fangirlishness and @mundiemoms.
  • Your message should begin with you saying, “Welcome to the family!” (You’ll see why)
  • If you would like to record a message for a specific cast or crew member or producer or the network itself, you can do so after your “Welcome to the family!” introduction.
  • DISCLAIMER: Please know that not all parts of your video will be used which could be for time constraints or other technical issues. We will work our hardest to include each and every one of you in this video.
  • ALL VIDEO SUBMISSIONS MUST BE MADE BY TUESDAY, MAY 26!

Here are some people you might want to submit a message for:

  • Specific Cast Members (Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia, Isaiah Mustafa, Maxim Roy and Alan Van Sprang)
  • Casting Director Jonathan Clay Harris (and Anthony Kraus)
  • Producers (McG, Ed Decter)
  • Network: ABC Family
  • Writers
  • Crew members

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming our new Shadowhunters to the family!

DEADLINE FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS IS TUESDAY, MAY 26!

We Really Want to Have Dinner with the ‘Shadowhunters’ Cast

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What we wouldn’t do to have dinner with the cast of Shadowhunters. Or at the very least be a fly on that wall.

The cast of Shadowhunters enjoyed a nice evening out with their cast mates and let the fandom in on the fun. Check out these photos of our gorgeous and talented cast. (Just pretend you’re sitting in between Emeraude and Katherine.)

Note: This is our first photo of our Magnus and Alec. Deep breaths, guys, deep breaths.

Shadowhunters premieres in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Photos: ‘Shadowhunters’ Begins Filming

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Get ready, Shadowhunters. Because it’s happening!

While filming with the cast is scheduled to start on Monday, filming of some sort began on Thursday. There have been photos from an outdoor Toronto set posted by crew members.

We’re not sure what they’re filming, but it doesn’t seem to involve our young cast, who all had dinner with Harry Shum Jr. who has arrived in Toronto. (Like how ridiculously gorgeous and talented is our cast?!)

Here are some photo from filming on Thursday:

No actors have been spotted on set, but there were a couple of stand-ins on set, who are probably filling in for the actors before filming begins.

As for what scene they could be filming, it sounds like it’s one that might involve Jocelyn.

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Also, show runner Ed Decter (who recently joined Twitter) shared a photo from the crew getting set for a scene involving a pond of some sort.

Shadowhunters will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

‘Shadowhunters’ showrunner Ed Decter joins Twitter and shares another Clace photo

Great news, Shadowhunters! Ed Decter, the showrunner of ABC Family’s Shadowhunters has joined Twitter!

Ed’s profile photo is particularly interesting since it shows another ‘Clace’ photo and we kind of see Clary’s outfit:

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Admit it, you totally fangirled (again)! :)

Ed’s header photo is also worth a look:

Credit: @EDecter. Click the picture to see a larger version

 

Like Cassie has said, Ed is in charge of all the story decisions so you can tweet him or @ShadowhuntersWR (the writers) if you have questions.

Shadowhunters will start filming in FOUR days!

 

‘Shadowhunters': First Look at Clary and Jace

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Be still our fangirling hearts. It’s Clary and Jace in the flesh.

While filming on Shadowhunters doesn’t begin until Monday, we’re getting a ton of behind-the-scenes looks at the new series. But the latest shot from executive producer McG has our fangirl meter bursting through the roof.

Here’s our first look at Katherine McNamara as Clary and Dominic Sherwood as Jace in Shadowhunters.

While it’s not an official still — clearly a photo taken of a photo — it could be from a photoshoot or dress rehearsal.

Shadowhunters will premiere on ABC Family in early 2016.

New Photos from the Set of ‘Shadowhunters’

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Just a few days before the start of filming on Shadowhunters, ABC Family stopped by the set where they’ll be sharing behind-the-scenes photos, including the ones below.

Could this be the Clave insignia of Clave, Council, Covenant and Consul?

Here, have an adorable selfie with our Clary and Simon:

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Also, let’s not forget this previously-released gem that gave us our first look at Katherine McNamara and Dominic Sherwood as Clary and Jace.

Shadowhunters premieres in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Magnus sends kisses and Valentine serenades the fans

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Last week Harry Shum Jr. and Alan Van Sprang were cast as Magnus Bane and Valentine Morgenstern respectively and today the Shadowhunters Facebook page shared videos where Harry and Alan thank the fans for their support.
Have a look at our Magnus (who sports fabulous hair):

And here is our Valentine who also serenaded the fans:

I cannot wait to see Maxim’s video and pictures of the whole cast once they are all together in Toronto!

Shadowhunters will start filming next Monday and it will air on ABC Family early next year.

Photo: ‘Shadowhunters’ Cast at Rehearsal

With just one week until filming on Shadowhunters begins, you can literally feel the anticipation from cast, crew and fans alike.

Shadowhunters executive producer McG shared a behind-the-scenes photo of Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario and Isaiah Mustafa during rehearsal in Toronto.

Shadowhunters will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Maxim Roy Cast as Jocelyn in ‘Shadowhunters’

 

Shadowhunters has found its Jocelyn Fray!

Maxim Roy has been cast as Clary’s mother in ABC Family’s Shadowhunters!

Roy will be a recurring guest star on the series.

In Shadowhunters, Jocelyn is described as a “very beautiful, warm, protective and bold” mother to our Clary.  

“On the surface, Jocelyn leads a normal life running an antiquities store.  We will learn, however, that she harbors many secrets about a past life; particularly her ties to an ancient group of supernatural beings known as Shadowhunters.  In order to defend Clary from danger, Jocelyn transforms from single mom back into one of the most lethal Shadowhunters that ever lived.”

Here’s the press release that went out:

ABC FAMILY HAS CAST MAXIM ROY AS JOCELYN FRAY

FOR THE SAGA SERIES “SHADOWHUNTERS”

 

Burbank, CA (May 18, 2015) – ABC Family has cast Maxim Roy (Canadian series “19-2” and “Heartland”) as Clary’s mother, Jocelyn Fray, it was announced today by the network. Roy will be a recurring guest star on the series.

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instrumentsby Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18 year-old Clary Fray who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

           

Very beautiful, warm, protective and bold, Jocelyn Fray is Clary’s mother.  On the surface, Jocelyn leads a normal life running an antiquities store.  We will learn, however, that she harbors many secrets about a past life; particularly her ties to an ancient group of supernatural beings known as Shadowhunters.  In order to defend Clary from danger, Jocelyn transforms from single mom back into one of the most lethal Shadowhunters that ever lived. 

“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode. The network has previously announced Katherine McNamara as ‘Clary Fray,’ Dominic Sherwood for the role of ‘Jace Wayland,’ Alberto Rosende as ‘Simon,’ Emeraude Toubia as ‘Isabelle Lightwood,’ Matthew Daddario as ‘Alec Lightwood,’ Isaiah Mustafa as ‘Luke Garroway’ Harry Shum Jr. as ‘Magnus Bane and Alan Van Sprang in the recurring guest star role of ‘Valentine.’   

Shadowhunters begins filming next Monday in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Cassandra Clare writes a ‘Shadowhunters’ FAQ

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ABC Family’s Shadowhunters is scheduled to start filming in eight days so naturally The Mortal Instruments fans all over the world are very excited to see our beloved book series come to the small screen. Today Cassandra Clare published a FAQ on her website and her tumblr to share what she knows about Shadowhunters. Spoiler alert: it is just as much as we know because Cassie sold her rights and has no say in anything!

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I updated my TV FAQ on my website — long past due for doing that — and then it immediately crashed from traffic, so I thought I’d repost it here. I’ll try to keep my website updated as production goes on.

1) Who is in the cast?

Cast announced so far:

Katherine McNamara…Clary Fray

Dominic Sherwood…Jace Wayland

Alberto Rosende…Simon Lewis

Emeraude Toubia…Isabelle Lightwood

Matthew Daddario…Alec Lightwood

Isaiah Mustafa…Luke Garroway

Alan Van Sprang…Valentine Morgenstern

Harry Shum, Jr… Magnus Bane

2) Who would you like to play Sebastian/Maia/Jocelyn/Raphael/etc? What do you think of this actor I like for Sebastian/Maia/Jocelyn/Raphael/etc?

I feel like the casting team has done a great job so far, and I trust them to cast the future roles. I try not to participate in any kind of fan casting, or giving opinions on actors who have not been cast. If you are really dedicated, you could tweet to ABC Family, or to the casting director on Twitter, with your thoughts. :)

3) Have you met the cast?

No – at the moment we are on different continents. Hopefully I will meet them on set, since they will be filming through October. You can follow them on their Twitters.

4) When will they start filming?

The projected start date for filming is May 25.

5) When will the show air?

The likelihood is that the show will air in early 2016. There’s no specific date set yet, though.

6) Will the show air in other countries than the US and Canada?

Unfortunately,  there’s no way for me to know that. You’re better off looking out for news in your own country.

7) Where’s the best place to get news and information about the show?

Well, TMI Source (www.tmisource.com) is a great resource. ABC Family is also running many of its own social media accounts, which are worth following:

https://www.facebook.com/ShadowhuntersSeries

http://shadowhuntersseries.tumblr.com

http://twitter.com/shadowhunterstv

https://instagram.com/shadowhunterstv/

8) Will Dominic dye his hair blond/Will Kat dye her hair more red/Will Matthew wear contacts?

I have absolutely no idea, and no influence over those kinds of decisions. I’ll probably find out when you do–when they release promo photos.

9) Are you involved with the scripts?

No, I am not involved with the scripts. I don’t know what happens in the show, and the scripts are embargoed, meaning that they are distributed to only a very few people, so that no information will leak.

10) But IMDB has you listed as the co-writer of the first episode!

IMDB is wrong. I am not a co-writer, or a staff writer, or a consultant on this show.

11) Why is Luke a police officer? Why is Simon an accounting student?

Again, I’m sorry, but I don’t know. I’m just not involved in those kinds of decisions. We will just have to wait and see how it plays out.

12) Do you like the cast?

Yes, I like the cast.

13) Do you know anything about who will be cast next?

I sure don’t! I have no idea literally about who is even being considered for other roles. And if I did, I am legally forbidden from saying so anyway. So asking me is sort of a wash.

14) Will the TV show take up where the film ended?

No. It is unrelated to the film. It is not like Buffy — it is a reboot. It begins from the beginning of the first book.

15) Will Raphael/Ragnor/Church be in it?

I don’t know. I only know who was cast, and that those characters will be in it since they cast them.

16) What happened to the cast of the movie? Didn’t you like the cast of the movie? Are you sad that the cast of the movie aren’t playing the roles in the TV show?

The cast of the movie are well and thriving doing other projects. I like them all very much, and consider it a privilege to have met them. The Mortal Instruments movie and the Shadowhunters TV show are two totally different projects made by totally different people, and therefore have different casts, just like they’ll have different sets and different scripts. I’m also a fan of the cast of the TV show, and don’t want to pick favorites as it seems hurtful to both parties.

 

Thanks for the shout-out, Cassie :-)

Make sure to follow the twitter accounts of ShadowhuntersTV, our executive producer and director of the first episode, McG, the casting directors, Jonathan Clay Harris and Anthony Kraus, and the newly created ShadowhuntersWriters in case you want to tweet them.

New ‘Shadowhunters’ BTS Photos: Training with Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende and Isaiah Mustafa

Please, never let the Shadowhunters behind-the-scenes photos stop coming.

The latest BTS photo comes courtesy of our Jace, Dominic Sherwood, who posted a photo of him (looking very ripped) with co-stars Alberto Rosende (looking adorable) and Isaiah Mustafa (also looking ripped) working out.

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Training with the boys!

A photo posted by Dom Sherwood (@domsherwood) on May 16, 2015 at 12:28pm PDT

Katherine McNamara got in on the action with a photo of her and her boys, Dom and Alberto, working on lifting weights.

Shadowhunters is set to begin filming one week from this Monday in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

‘Shadowhunters’ BTS Photo: Clary, Jace and Simon Post Training

While we’re still just over a week away from the start of filming on Shadowhunters, I think it’s safe to assume that given the amount of behind-the-scenes photos from the cast and McG before filming has begun that there are going to be plenty of behind-the-scenes photos once production actually does begin.

The latest comes from our Clary, Katherine McNamara, who shared a photo of her and co-stars Dominic Sherwood (Jace) and Alberto Rosende (Simon) following training for the show. Who wouldn’t love to be in that room with them?

Shadowhunters begins filming on May 25 and premieres in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Harry Shum Jr. Cast as Magnus Bane in ‘Shadowhunters’

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The High Warlock of Brooklyn has arrived in all of glittery glory! And Shadowhunters has gone out with a bang with its castings of series regulars.

Glee alum Harry Shum Jr. has been cast as Magnus Bane in ABC Family’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling The Mortal Instruments, the network announced on Friday.

Our High Warlock of Brooklyn is described as someone “with eccentric style, he’s fierce, cunning and keeps his cards close to his chest. Though he looks like he’s in his 20s, he’s hundreds of years old – which makes him wiser and wary of others.”

Here’s the press release the network sent out:

ABC FAMILY COMPLETES ITS SERIES REGULAR CAST WITH

HARRY SHUM JR. AS ‘MAGNUS BANE’ FOR THE SAGA SERIES “SHADOWHUNTERS”

Burbank, CA (May 8, 2015) – ABC Family rounds out their cast for “Shadowhunters” with a little magic in the casting of Harry Shum Jr. (“Glee”) as ‘Magnus Bane.’ It was announced today by the network.

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

Magnus Bane is the high warlock of Brooklyn. With eccentric style, he’s fierce, cunning and keeps his cards close to his chest. Though he looks like he’s in his 20s, he’s hundreds of years old – which makes him wiser and wary of others.

“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode. The network has previously announced series regulars Katherine McNamara as ‘Clary Fray,’ Dominic Sherwood as ‘Jace Wayland,’ Alberto Rosende as ‘Simon,’ Emeraude Toubia as ‘Isabelle Lightwood,’ Matthew Daddario as ‘Alec Lightwood’ and Isaiah Mustafa as ‘Luke Garroway.’ Alan Van Sprang was announced earlier today as a recurring guest star in the role of ‘Valentine.’

Earlier today, Alan Van Sprang joined the show as Valentine Morgenstern.

Shadowhunters begins filming on May 25 in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

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