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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.

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

  1. Im so happy he’s passionate about this

  2. I’m so excited right now, hopefully they’ll do the books justice

  3. Who knew Alyssa that it would be McG, not Ed Decter, who would be interacting with the fans?

    So exciting!

    • I’m guessing it’s a strategic decision. First reason: McG is more famous than Decter. Second reason: Decter’s name is mud in the fan community at the moment. For months fans have been blaming him every time they hear a rumor they don’t like. If the TV show turns out to be any good, fans will regain confidence in Decter. Until then, he’s destined to suffer the ire of the fan community (whether it is deserved or undeserved remains to be seen). In the meantime, there is still a TV show to produce. Whether McG is any different from Decter is totally unknown at this point but fans instinctively trust him and that counts for a lot. All I know is that one week ago fans were filled with dread and anger but today everyone is excited again.

      • BayLeaves all that sounds very plausible. Did u read McG’s interview with Entertainment Weekly? Here it is

      • BayLeaves // April 16, 2015 at 7:37 PM //

        I read his interview and I think he has taken the right approach: communicate, communicate, communicate. Even though none of his tweets have included any real information yet, at least fans feel like they are part of the conversation now. He even has retweeted stuff that are fans have posted like, “Welcome to the family.” He seems approachable. He seems like he is listening. Fans aren’t going to get their way every single time – McG directly said he will still have to work within “realistic parameters of television” – but at least now fans will understand the reasons WHY creative decisions have been made. For example, instead of simply being told that the characters will be older, we might finally get the official explanation of why it has to be that way for the TV show to function. If McG is really smart, he might even show regret for the changes but admit they were unfortunately necessary. Personally I think most of the antagonism towards Ed Decter was caused by the lack of communication. No one will need to yell and scream or write angry open letters to get McG’s attention when we can just tweet the guy and expect a swift response.

  4. shadowhunterfan // April 15, 2015 at 12:50 PM // Reply

    I am so excited that they are working on the plot…..but i finally want to find out who is going to play my favorite characters!!! 🙂 but executive producer and friends take your time with the plot if thats going to make it a better tv show 🙂

  5. Sounds like he’s passionate and hopefully that means hell listen to the fans at least a little

  6. Yay communication with fans! What I would really love to see in their ‘designing’ pictures would be the CoB book with lots of sticky notes in it!

  7. There’s a script cover page pic and they write Shadowhunters with a capital H….. ShadowHunters…. weird!!

  8. I’m really excited about McG!

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