With a new entertainment medium comes a new name for The Mortal Instruments.
The Mortal Instruments television show, or #TMITV as we’ve all been calling it, will be titled Shadowhunters.
Author Cassandra Clare shared the news on Twitter.
@shadoowhunters It’s going to be called “Shadowhunters.”
— Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare) February 20, 2015
I actually love that they’re giving the TV a different name. It’s not a name that is unfamiliar to fans of the books; it’s a name that fits the story well; and it’s a name that separates it from the movie adaptation. Also, short is sweet when it comes to TV.
Shadowhunters also opens the door for further exploration of Clare’s other series, including The Infernal Devices. How cool would it be to see flashbacks of Will Herondale, Jem Carstairs and co., and possibly a spinoff show if Shadowhunters does well? Now, I know I’m getting way ahead of myself, but the possibilities are endless if Shadowhunters is done right.
Shadowhunters is set to begin production this year. The show, helmed by Ed Decter, will feature hour-long episodes on a network that has yet to be announced.
What do you think of the title Shadowhunters?