While they’ve yet to announce the casting or network for The Mortal Instruments television show titled “Shadowhunters,” it sounds like we have a production start month and filming location.
According to industry insider Lemon_Buzz on Twitter, production on Shadowhunters is set to begin filming in Vancouver this May.
With May just two short months away, I’d anticipate a whole lot of network and casting news to be headed our way.
Get ready, Shadowhunters, it’s happening!
Thanks to our friends at Idris BR, we found what looks to be a casting notice for Shadowhunters, which details the character descriptions (they’ve been aged up), the pilot name, storyline, producer credits and the network it will be airing on.
According to the notice, Shadowhunters will air on ABC Family and is ordered straight to series, which means that they don’t have to just film a pilot and hope the network picks it up. That means we’re definitely getting a show.
The website also revealed the title of the pilot, which is “The Mortal Cup.”
It sounds like they’re currently casting the roles of Clary, Jace and Simon, as this notice and character descriptions for the three are on the notice.
CLARY FRAY] 18-21 years old, beautiful, fiery red-headed, creative, and intelligent. Clary Fray is a promising art student whose bright future is derailed when her mother is kidnapped and she learns her life has been a lie. Clary discovers a hidden Shadow World full of Vampires, Werewolves, and other unthinkable danger that she quickly learns to navigate. As she is forced into action, she embraces her newfound powers and realizes that she will play the central role in this new world…SERIES REGULAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES
[JACE WAYLAND] Early 20s, 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. After years of being the object of every girl’s desire, he finds himself in an unfamiliar position – falling in love with Clary… SERIES REGULAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES
[SIMON LEWIS] Early 20s, intelligent, very handsome in a non-calculated kind of way, Simon Lewis 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. Because of this, he is ultimately turned into a vampire and struggles to maintain his humanity while simultaneously accepting his fate… SERIES REGULAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES
There was also a brief synopsis of the show.
Clary Fray is perfectly normal; she’s a budding art student who loves spending time with her friends and family. On her 18th birthday, however, Clary discovers she is part of an age-old battle between demons and an elite race of warriors known as Shadowhunters. When her mother is kidnapped and her home is destroyed, so is her sense of reality. Clary must now understand her new role in an ancient battle, and come to terms with her family’s past…
Also revealed were executive producer credits and casting information.
Executive Producers: Ed Decter, Michael Reisz, Marjorie David
Writer: Ed Decter
Casting Directors: Alyson Silverberg & Jonathan Clay Harris
Casting Associates: Susan Esrock & Justin Kiang
It also confirmed that production will begin in Vancouver in May.
Here is a screenshot of the site: