How would you like to start your Tuesday with some Shadowhunters TV news?
While producer Don Carmody was disappointed with the failure of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, he gushed to reporters at the Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday about his hopes for the forthcoming television series, which will be titled Shadowhunters.
“The story is so broad and the novels are so dense that we’re actually now talking about doing it as a limited series for television,” he explained.
Carmody shed some light on how the books could be divvied up by season on the show, which would be a great way to delve into the plethora of story in each book and remain as faithful as possible to the story.
“The first book would be the first year and then assuming that goes well, the second book, the third book, the fourth… there are six books. So that’s what we’re looking at.”
But Cassandra Clare’s “Shadowhunter” stories don’t end with The Mortal Instruments. There’s also The Infernal Devices, which would end up benefitting should Shadowhunters end up a success, the forthcoming The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours and The Wicked Powers among short series like The Bane Chronicles and Tales from Shadowhunter Academy.
Carmody also touched on where he’d like the show to be filmed, which would be in Toronto like The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. That’s not confirmation that it will be filmed there, just that he’d like it to be. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Shadowhunters is set to begin production this year.
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