‘Shadowhunters’ Selfies: New Photos of Dominic Sherwood and Alberto Rosende

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The Shadowhunters Facebook page reached 100,000 likes on Saturday (congrats!), and to thank the fans the page shared two new selfies of our Jace (Dominic Sherwood) and Simon (Alberto Rosende).

Who else thinks #ShadowhuntersSelfies needs to be a thing?

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Shadowhunters is set to begin production this month in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Cassandra Clare reacts to the Simon and Isabelle casting announcements

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Yesterday was an exciting day for the Shadowhunter Chronicles fans because the actors who will be playing Isabelle Lightwood and Simon Lewis in ABC Family’s Shadowhunters were announced. Emeraude Toubia is our Isabelle and Alberto Rosende is portraying our Simon.

Reactions to their castings were mixed, to put it mildly, so Cassandra Clare took to her social media pages to let fans know her thoughts.

Cassie also tweeted Emeraude and Alberto:

From her tumblr:

I’ve seen their auditions. They were both terrific. Emeraude is beautiful and sweet and tough. Alberto is charming and nerdy and adorkable.

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I kind of can’t believe how gorgeous everyone in this cast is! And they’re also sweet and enthusiastic. We are a lucky bunch, Shadowhunters. :)

Finally Cassandra wrote another tumblr post where she addressed the racism that had floated around on tumblr and twitter:

maggzee said: People are making racist remarks about the Hispanic actors portraying Simon and Isabelle in the TV series. How do you feel about the casting?

I am really happy about the casting.

I said this on twitter and I will say it here. The producers and network did approach me about how I would feel about “colorblind” casting — casting the best actors and actresses they could find, regardless of race. There were some actors and actresses of color that they were especially excited about looking into and they wanted to know if that would be an issue.

I said it wasn’t an issue for me. That I supported the idea, they’d have my unconditional backing, I would love to see diversity in the cast. That while the characters who are characters of color in the book (Magnus, Maia, Raphael) must remain as characters of color, and be cast that way, I had no such feelings about characters who were white or white-assumed.

There are a lot of white people on our movie and television screens, and in our books. You can find white people everywhere. They are overrepresented, not underrepresented. So while it is very important that, for instance, Maia be cast with a black actress because the fact that she is black is a significant part of her character, affecting the way she sees the world and is reacted to by a racist society (she talks about the difficulty of finding black dolls as a child, about growing up biracial in a conservative town), the idea that Isabelle is white is not a significant part of her character. (Many have argued that she is not necessarily white. I don’t want to undermine that idea since I never specified. Never thought about it — which is a function of my own privilege and something I’m working on.)

The actress cast for Izzy is fierce and fabulous. If she can represent for Latina and Hispanic girls, all the better. The actor cast for Simon is adorable. If he can represent for Latino and Hispanic boys, terrific. Many have asked if this affects Simon being Jewish: it does not. He is still Jewish. There are plenty of brown-skinned Jews. Quite a bit of my own family, in fact.

I don’t know how this will affect the casting of Alec. I hope they will pick the best actor, and they have shown this does not necessarily mean a white actor. I also do not know whether S&I will be Latin* in the show, whether that will be written in as part of their characters. I simply don’t know.

If you have a problem with POC being cast in these roles, well, you’ll have to take it up elsewhere. I am for it. I told the network that my fandom would be supportive; that they were diverse and awesome. I want you to live up to my description of you. Most of you already are. I believe the rest of you will.

There you have it. Let us show Cassie, the network and most importantly Emeraude and Alberto how supportive we really can be! Both are excited to be a part of Shadowhunters – check out their videos so let us try and be excited with them :)

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Emeraude Toubia aka Isabelle sends kisses to the fans

After Dominic Sherwood (Jace) and Alberto Rosende (Simon) Emeraude Toubia (Isabelle) has also filmed a video for all the fans out there:

Emeraude’s hair looks just like I’ve always pictured Isabelle’s hair and she seems very sweet!

The TMI Source ladies are so excited and we think that …

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Alberto Rosende says hi to the fans 

Two and a half hours after announcing that Alberto Rosende will be playing our favourite mundie Simon Lewis, @ShadowhuntersTV has tweeted a lovely video message from our new Simon:

I love his enthusiasm and the glasses!

Fingers crossed that we’ll also get a video from Emeraude AKA Isabelle. :-)

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‘Shadowhunters’ Casts Simon and Isabelle


What’s better than one Shadowhunters casting announcement? How about two?

Alberto Rosende has been cast as Simon Lewis and Emeraude Toubia has been cast as Isabelle Lightwood in the television adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s worldwide bestselling Mortal Instruments series, ABC Family announced on Friday.

Rosende and Taubia join Dominic Sherwood (Jace) in the cast of the highly-anticipated television series.

Shadowhunters begins production next month in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

Here’s the press release:

ABC FAMILY HAS ADDED ALBERTO ROSENDE ANDEMERAUDE TOUBIA

TO THEIR DEMON HUNTING TEAM FOR THE SAGA SERIESSHADOWHUNTERS

Rosende and Toubia Joins Previously Announced Dominic Sherwood as ‘Jace Wayland’

Burbank, CA (May 1, 2015) – ABC Family continues to add to the “Shadowhunters” crew with the casting of Alberto Rosende as Simonand Emeraude Toubia as “Isabelle Lightwood. It was announced today by the network. #SimonandIsabelle

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18year-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 demonsWhen 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.

Intelligent, very handsome in a non-calculated kind of way, Simon 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.

Isabelle is an exotic-looking, model-beautiful Shadowhunter. An expert with her whip, she’s as lethal as she is attractive. A trained fighter who can kick-ass in high-heels, Isabelle’s one weakness is her choice in men – always going for the bad boy.

Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode. Dominic Sherwood (“Vampire Academy”) was previously announced for the role of ‘Jace.’

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‘Shadowhunters': Two Casting Announcements Coming Friday!

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Fridays are already fantastic by themselves but even more exciting when you learn that there are two additional casting announcements coming that day.

Late Thursday night, the official Twitter account for Shadowhunters tweeted out that on Friday there would be two casting announcements for the television adaptation that will premiere on ABC Family in early 2016.

The fandom managed to get #Shadowhunters trending and as a reward received two clues as to who those castings might be:

Also…

Based on the clues, who do you think the two characters are? Who would you like to see cast next?

Dominic Sherwood thanks the fans for their support

DominicOur Jace has spoken! Dominic Sherwood, who will play our beloved Jace Wayland/Morgenstern/Lightwood/Herondale, in ABC Family’s Shadowhunters has filmed a short video to thank all the fans for their support.

A few hours before casting director Jonathan Clay Harris tweeted a quote from City of Ashes and it makes us wonder if they are casting Jocelyn Fray right now.

Tweet @ShadowhuntersTV and @TMI_Source to show your excitement for the TV series and let’s hope that there’ll be more casting news soon!

‘Shadowhunters': Dominic Sherwood has tested with potential Clarys

It was just Monday that Shadowhunters found its Jace in Dominic Sherwood. Could we soon be getting Clary? (We’re ready #WhoIsClary)

Shadowhunters executive producer McG tweeted out a photo of him with Dominic and a caption that said that Dominic had tested with potential Clary actresses.

Shadowhunters is set to begin production next month in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

‘Shadowhunters': 5 Reasons Why We Believe Dominic Sherwood is the Perfect Jace

Exciting news rocked the Shadowhunters fandom on Monday when Dominic Sherwood was cast as Jace in Shadowhunters, the television adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling series.

We’re excited too, Dom!

We haven’t even seen Dominic in full Shadowhunter gear as Jace, but we’re confident that Dom will be the perfect Jace!

Here are five reasons why:

1. He’s Gorgeous

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While that’s certainly not the most important thing, it certain helps as Dominic prepares to co-headline a television franchise that airs on a network aimed at teens (or an audience interested in YA stories). Dom’s got that smoldering sexiness about him that Jace is known to use as a weapon. We can’t wait to see how Dominic portrays Jace. All I’m saying is we’d better get, “I am stunningly attractive” or the fandom might riot.

2. He’s Got Experience in Young Adult Adaptations

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While this may be the first time Dominic headlines a Young Adult adaptation, it’s certainly not his first go-around with a passionate Young Adult fan base. Last year, Dominic played Christian Ozera in Vampire Academy, and got to see firsthand just how passionate a book fan base can be.

3. He’s Got the Jace Look

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Blonde hair? Check. Angelic features? Check. Ripped physic? Check! Dominic has got everything from the physical attributes to the smoldering looks that just scream Jace. He’s already Jace-ready.

4. The Fandom Approves

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From the start the announcement of Dominic’s casting was received well by the fandom, which was surprising because in any fandom the casting of a beloved character is usually met with some significant degree of negativity. The fact that Dom is playing a character that has been portrayed on the big screen was also a concern, but it seems as if those who were adamant about Jamie Campbell Bower returning are seeing that this is just a different interpretation of the character in a completely different world. Keep the positivity coming with future castings!

5. Cassandra Clare Approves

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Well, I don’t know about you, but if Cassie approves, then I approve. What better kudos to get than from the author herself!

Shadowhunters begins production next month in Toronto and is slated for an early 2016 premiere on ABC Family.

Dominic Sherwood cast as Jace Wayland in ‘Shadowhunters’

  

Shadowhunters has found its Jace.

Dominic Sherwood has been cast as Jace Wayland in the television adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s worldwide bestselling Mortal Instruments series, TMI Source has learned.

This isn’t Sherwood’s first foray into the Young Adult world of adaptations. Sherwood played Christian Ozera in the shortlived Vampire Academy.

Sherwood has got the looks, the acting chops and the YA experience that we just know he’s going to be an amazing Jace.

Shadowhunters begins production next month in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family. 

Here’s the press release:

ABC FAMILY HAS CAST DOMINIC SHERWOOD AS ‘JACE WAYLAND,’

THE MALE LEAD FOR THE SAGA SERIESSHADOWHUNTERS

Burbank, CA (April 20, 2015) – ABC Family has found their ‘Jace’ in British actor Dominic Sherwood — it was announced today by the network. Sherwood was recently seen starring in the feature film “Vampire Academy” and featured in the Taylor Swift “Style” video.

 

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 demonsWhen 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.

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.

 

Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode.

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Recapping a Busy Week on ‘Shadowhunters’ for Executive Producer McG

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Can you believe that is was just last Monday that it was announced that McG would be serving as an executive producer on Shadowhunters? Since then McG has been tweeting up a storm giving fans a play-by-play of all the action, including photos and videos, as the team is hard at work on the show.

Let’s recap what was a busy week for Shadowhunters executive producer McG, who took fans behind-the-scenes as he prepped for the show, including teases that left the fans begging for answers (and begging for Monday).

And let’s not forget this final tease…

Seems like there’s something big happening on Monday. Could it be casting news? Suddenly we’re already wishing the weekend away!

Shadowhunters begins production next month in Toronto and is slated to premiere on ABC Family in early 2016.

McG Promises to Honor the Fans with ‘Shadowhunters’

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It’s only been three days since the announcement that McG will be serving as executive producer on Shadowhunters, as well as directing the premiere episode, and he’s been hard at work prepping for the show.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, McG reassured fans that he’ll “be involved in every element of every decision of every episode of everything that is the show,” and that he promises that the show will honor the fans of the books. “I take that very seriously.”

Here’s his full interview with EW.com, in which he discusses his involvement with the series, the passionate fan base, and the storyline.

EW: How did you first become involved with the Shadowhunters series?
McG: I was a fan of the books. I read the books and found them to be interesting stories. I liked Cassandra Clare’s voice, and I was engaged. I heard they were making a television show, and I’m friends with Karey Burke, who is the new head of ABC Family, and I trust her completely. She has a great aesthetic. She’s very sophisticated. And she’s doing exciting new things out there at that network along with [ABC Family President] Tom Ascheim. Those elements came together, and I thought I would take a look at the script. I read it and responded to it. And I’ve got a good idea of how I think I can honor the fans and really make an exciting show week in and week out.

Speaking of the fans, what’s it like jumping into a project that already has such a rabid fan base?
I think it’s exciting. My style is to be open and communicative and talk about what we can and can’t do with the realistic parameters of television. But I think everybody’s expectations of television is so high now with Game of Thrones, and there’s such excellence out there that we plan to recognize that and take it even higher. So I find it empowering and encouraging. I take it very seriously, and I’m doing a great deal of listening.

Will the story lines follow the books, and in what ways are you trying to separate this project from the movie, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones?
The mythology is very much in keeping with the book. I look at the television format for the fans to engage evermore deeply in the stories and the characters because you have more hours to parcel out the story itself. So I think that’s an exciting opportunity. If I’m honest, I find myself more and more excited about what’s going on in the TV space than most of what is going on in a theatrical space. I mean maybe four or five movies a year really change my life and there’s got to be 20 or 30 television shows that I think are absolutely extraordinary. I feel like most people feel that way.

What, if any, interaction have you had with Cassandra Clare?
Just limited interaction, but I plan to go and kiss the ring and do a great deal of listening and trying to plug in to her special brand of magic. I have a great deal of respect for artists who can capture the imagination of the global community. It’s really a special gift, and it’s its own brand of genius. I have maximum respect for her, so I can’t wait to sit with her and do a great deal of listening and incorporate that in my style and hopefully do her words a great deal of honor.

Anything else you want to add about the project?
We’re just trying to bring the cinematic experience to the television form one hour at a time, one week at a time. And we’re absolutely passionate about honoring the fans and delivering on the promise of the book series.

Production on Shadowhunters will begin next month in Toronto. ABC Family has set the series premiere of Shadowhunters for early 2016.

Executive Producer, Director McG Hard At Work on ‘Shadowhunters’

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On Monday we learned that McG would be directing the first episode of Shadowhunters, as well as serving as executive producer alongside showrunner Ed Decter.

Since his official introduction, McG has been tweeting behind-the-scenes photos and words of encouragement as the team behind Shadowhunters is hard at work on the television show, which begins production next month.

Shadowhunters begins production next month in Toronto and is slated to premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

‘Shadowhunters’ Set to Premiere in Early 2016

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ABC Family held its upfront on Tuesday in New York City where the network discussed its upcoming projects, including Shadowhunters.

The network announced that Shadowhunters is set to premiere in early 2016.

While there’s no set date as of yet, early 2016 in ABC Family speak means January 2016. So we can expect to see Shadowhunters on our television screens as early as January! What a way to celebrate the new year!

Shadowhunters was ordered straight-to-series with a guaranteed order of 13 episodes.

Yesterday, it was announced that McG will direct the series premiere and also serve as executive producer alongside showrunner Ed Decter.

Production on Shadowhunters is set to begin next month in Toronto. No casting has been announced yet.

Let the countdown begin!

McG to Direct First Episode of ‘Shadowhunters’ and Serve as Executive Producer

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We’ve got our first director for Shadowhunters!

Deadline has reported that McG will direct the pilot episode of the ABC Family show.

McG will also serve as executive producer on Shadowhunters alongside showrunner Ed Decter. McG has previously worked on Supernatural and The O.C.

Shadowhunters has been ordered for a straight-to-series order of 13 episodes. If successful the network will order more episodes, but 13 episodes are guaranteed regardless.

Filming is set to begin in May in Toronto.

What do you think of the news?

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