The Cold Hard Truth: There Will Be A New Cast For ‘Shadowhunters’ TV

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This isn’t easy to say, but it needs to be said. For everyone holding out hope that the cast from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will return for Shadowhunters, please don’t.

It’s the cold, harsh truth of the situation. But it’s the truth. Movies and television are two different mediums with two different studios (Sony and ABC Family) running the show, two different interpretations and two different casting departments.

Is that to say with 100% confidence that none of the film actors could actually be cast in the show? No, because nothing is impossible. But the likelihood of that happening is slim to none, actually, more like none to none.

I say this because while I’ve seen most fans understand this (whether it’s accepting it or being adamantly against it), there are some that are holding onto hope that the movie cast will return. But they won’t.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Think of it this way, we have one family in The Mortal Instruments movie cast, and we’re getting another family with the Shadowhunters cast. We don’t know who these people are yet, but I’m sure they’re great people who we’ll end up really loving. It’s unfair to prejudge them just because they’re not (insert actor name here).

Embracing the new cast doesn’t mean you’re betraying the old cast. Actually, don’t even think of them as “old” and “new” casts. Think of them as “movie” and “TV” casts. They’re different, but they’re both determined to represent the characters, the story and the fandom in the best possible way.

We all love the movie cast. They were our first family who brought our favorite characters to life on the big screen. Having gotten to talk to them, I can say they’re genuinely great people. They were always so dedicated to their characters, the franchise and, most importantly, the fans. They deserved all the love we gave them.

But their original foray into the franchise wasn’t met with 100% enthusiasm (I think we all remember the Great Jace Casting Debate). But eventually the fandom settled down and embraced the cast like they embraced the characters in Cassie’s books.

I have a feeling the same will happen with the TV cast. Where there are incredibly encouraging fans, there are incredibly negative fans. Whether it’s because they don’t look like the character or they’re not the actor from the movie, there’s guaranteed to be negativity. This is the Internet, after all.

But I have no doubt that this fandom will soon embrace them the way they embraced the movie cast. Give them a chance, because they’ll soon be family. And there’s nothing more important than family.

‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ nominated for three Teen Choice Awards

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards in the first wave of nominations, including Action Movie, Actor in an Action Movie (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Actress in an Action Movie (Lily Collins).

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Head over to Teen Choice to vote for The Mortal Instruments!

The Teen Choice Awards will air August 10 at 8/7c on FOX.

Watch: Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower train for ‘The Mortal Instruments’

Check out this new behind-the-scenes clip from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which shows Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower training for their roles as Clary and Jace.

Watch: New behind-the-scenes clip focuses on Jace and Simon

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is set to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow in the U.S., and Sony has shared another behind-the-scenes clip from the special features. This clip focused on Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Simon (Robert Sheehan).

Happy Birthday to our Jace, Jamie Campbell Bower!


A very happy birthday to our Jace, Jamie Campbell Bower, who turns 25 years old today!

We’re really lucky to have such a handsome and talented actor as our Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and we can’t wait to see more of him in The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes!

Join us in wishing Jamie a very Happy Birthday!

Leave your birthday wishes below and tweet Jamie on Twitter (@JamieBower)!

Jamie Campbell Bower talks future of ‘Mortal Instruments’ film franchise


Recently at the Curzon Home Cinema launch, Jamie Campbell Bower talked about the future of The Mortal Instruments film franchise with Digital Spy. Production on The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes is set to begin next year.

“With any film like that comes great trepidation, and you have to assess the market as it stands with big franchise films,” Bower told Digital Spy at the launch event for BT TV”s partnership with Curzon Home Cinema.

“We have seen a lot of [those films] flounder, and so if Constantin feel comfortable to move on to the next Mortal Instruments film, I’m happy for that.”

Jamie went on to discuss the importance of connecting with fans.

“Even from being a small part of something like Twilight, I found out that actually, what’s really important is having a connection with the fans.

“It’s great to be able to sit here and do press, but if I can go out there and I can do a mall tour – which is what we did for Mortal Instruments and for Twilight – that actually can make somebody’s day. And that’s sort of what I’m doing this for.”

We can’t wait to see Jamie portray Jace in City of Ashes!

New outtakes from EW’s ‘Mortal Instruments’ Comic Con photo shoot

Shadowhunters! Check out these new outtakes that have surfaced from Entertainment Weekly’s Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Comic Con photo shoot from July.


Photos: Jamie Campbell Bower for Hunger Magazine

Check out these new photos of Jamie Campbell Bower for a photo shoot for Hunger Magazine.


Watch: ‘Mortal Instruments’ round table interview in Philadelphia


Shadowhunters! Check out this two-part interview with Cassandra Clare, Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower from their press tour stop in Philadelphia last month.




WATCH: Clary and Jace talk with Wolfgang the Wolfster

While doing promotion for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower or rather Clary and Jace talked with a very interesting species, a Wolfster.
Check out the interview below:

Jamie Campbell Bower and Godfrey Gao in Hong Kong for ‘MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’ charity event

Jamie Campbell Bower and Godfrey Gao are in Hong Kong for a FilmAid Asia charity event and special screening of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones tomorrow night. Check out these two photos of the two of them being super adorable with some fans.



A Hong Kong designer won an auction to screen The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones with Godfrey for him and 10 of his friends at a FilmAid gala in March.   These two young fans at his party were very excited to meet Godfrey, but they weren’t expecting Jamie so having Jamie surprise them blew their minds, our source told us.

For you Hong Kong Shadowhunters, Jamie and Godfrey will be participating in a book signing tomorrow (Saturday, August 31) Booksazine HK at 10 AM. Unfortunately Cassandra Clare won’t be attending due to a family emergency.

Updated: Here’s quick video from the book signing arrival:

Interviews from the Berlin premiere of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits the big screen in severals countries this week and since Germany is among them, it’s time to share my mini interviews from the Berlin premiere on August 20.

I briefly talked to Elyas M’Barek, who plays the Vampire Lieutenant, and I asked if he had seen the movie yet and whether he liked it.

Yes. Great movie, great adaption of the book, awesome!  […] It was great being a part of this.

He also said that he hoped to return for The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.

Furthermore, I had the pleasure of talking to Jamie Campbell Bower who was such a sweetheart! Jamie remembered the plastic mango that he signed when I met him at the book signing event in London and his reaction the mango now being in Toronto, Canada: “amazing!”

He talked about being cast as Jace and the doubters:

It’s hard, because I do wanna prove myself […] and it’s frustrating, because I really do care about this project. And I really get it and I really understand how much it means to a lot of people, but it means just as much to me as it means to everybody else. I want to portray Jace in the best way that I can and I wanna put 120 % in rather than – ‘cause a lot of people would go in there and would put 80 % in there – and I want to put as much as much of my life in there as possible.

We’re always a big fan of TMI Source […] We know how important it is for you guys [the fans and the blogs] to know how much it means to us, because without you guys  we wouldn’t be here.

In addition to talking to Elyas and Jamie, I also chatted with Martin Moszkowicz, our executive producer, who has read every single The Mortal Instruments book.


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When did you realise how big the fandom is, how many fans the books have?

Of course we knew how many books have been sold, but we’ve only seen how big the excitement is in the past few months when it got really started and when I saw what happened on twitter and on the websites, on tumblr and I actually learnt something new, I’ve never experienced something like this. I think it’s great!

About having the European premiere in Berlin instead of London and whether the City of Ashes premiere will be in Germany as well:

The decision to have the European premiere in Germany was made together with our English partners, because for a German company [Constantin Film] it’s of course important and great and there are a lot of fans from Europe here today. I’ve seen fans from Poland, Austria, Italy and I think it is so amazing that they have come here and we don’t know where the next premiere will be. We’ll see.

All the fans are so grateful that there’s a movie, fans from all over the world are excited!

 I really notice this. We get so many great responses and there have been the first pre-screenings in America, in almost every major city and the people react very positive and are happy that there’s a movie and I also think that it’s a great movie for the fans, because they know the books by heart, but I think it’s also a new experience for people who don’t know the books and then they may also read the books.

About Cassandra’s involvement:

It was great how Cassandra helped us. A movie like this is 2 hours long and the books have a lot of material so we had to summarise, to condense everything to have all the important bits in the movie and Cassandra followed the whole process, from the beginning until the end, she saw all the scripts […] and she signed off on everything, she signed off on the cast and I think it’s great to work so closely together with an author […] and she – because she is also interested in movies – has been a huge help.

We also briefly talked about Constantin Film’s special City of Bones promotion in Munich:

We wanted to do something special and didn’t only want to have trailers and TV spots, because anyone could do that, but we really wanted to do something special and I think it’s a good gag. People like it.

Martin’s comment on future The Mortal Instruments movies:

We hope to shoot all the books, we’ll start shooting the second movie soon […] and I’m very excited and hopefully there’ll be a third, fourth and fifth and maybe also a sixth movie!

Thank you, Elyas, Jamie and Martin for the interviews!

And a special thank you to Alyssa (our fearless leader) and Michael from Pure Online for making all of this possible.

Watch: ‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES’ press conference in Mexico


Shadowhunters! You can watch the full Mexico press conference for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.


Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao attended the Mexico premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in Mexico City on Tuesday, August 27. Check out photos from the premiere:


Photos: ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ cast hits Mexico

A few of the stars from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers and Godfrey Gao, are in Mexico for the Mexico premiere of the film. Check out the first photos from the press conference:


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