Things seem to be picking up pretty quick with Shadowhunters, the television series based on The Mortal Instruments. Not only do we know which network it will air on (ABC Family), when it starts filming (May), where (Vancouver) and that they’re currently casting.
Not to mention, we have plenty of rumors floating around online to keep us occupied (and make us worried).
Here are some new rumors from the folks at Spoiler TV:
– Manga is referenced. (Specifically Dragon Ball)
– Characters are aged up by about 2-3 years.
– Clary is attending the Brooklyn Academy Of Art.
– The Institute is seen in the pilot.
– Simon’s band has different members. This includes Natalie Adams (Simon’s girlfriend) with a pomeranian named Yeti and bass player Gary.
Now, the only thing I have a problem with (and I think some fans will, too) is the part about Simon’s band and his supposed girlfriend Natalie.
What the hell happened to Eric, Kirk and Matt? Why does Simon have a girlfriend? Is this pomeranian a part of the band? WTH? (The only positive is that Simon has a band in this adaptation).
The thing that those writing and running this show need to understand is that there’s a huge difference between creative license and completely messing with what fans of the books love so much. You’re writing to the fans; you’re making this show for the fans. So why are you changing things that don’t need to be changed?
Until anything is confirmed, we’ll call them “rumors.” Here’s to hoping that “rumor” about Simon’s band and this Natalie girl are just rumors because it’s pretty bad.
Here’s to hoping that if these rumors are true that those running the show will listen to the fans, reexamine their decisions and perhaps read the books. I think a majority of the fandom is open to change. But change in the form of what is necessary when adapting a book series to a television series. Changes in pacing, changes in , etc. Not changes to the core group of characters that are the reason fans fell in love with the series.