Shadowhunters has found its Jace.
Dominic Sherwood has been cast as Jace Wayland in the television adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s worldwide bestselling Mortal Instruments series, TMI Source has learned.
This isn’t Sherwood’s first foray into the Young Adult world of adaptations. Sherwood played Christian Ozera in the shortlived Vampire Academy.
Sherwood has got the looks, the acting chops and the YA experience that we just know he’s going to be an amazing Jace.
Shadowhunters begins production next month in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.
Here’s the press release:
ABC FAMILY HAS CAST DOMINIC SHERWOOD AS ‘JACE WAYLAND,’
THE MALE LEAD FOR THE SAGA SERIES“SHADOWHUNTERS”
Burbank, CA (April 20, 2015) – ABC Family has found their ‘Jace’ in British actor Dominic Sherwood — it was announced today by the network. Sherwood was recently seen starring in the feature film “Vampire Academy” and featured in the Taylor Swift “Style” video.
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18 year-old Clary Fray who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters –– human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
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.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode.
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