It’s time to welcome a new member to the Shadowhunters family!
On day four of filming on the show’s pilot episode, ABC Family announced that Jon Cor has been cast as Hodge Starkweather in the network’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
Hodge, who is described as “the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member,” will be a recurring role in the series.
“John Cor’s audition really worked for me,” Cassie told TMI Source, Fangirlish and Mundie Moms. “It brought home a different aspect of Hodge than the movie. I really saw the man who had been in school with Jocelyn and Valentine. One of his lines was that Jocelyn was one of his best friends in high school, and I could believe it. I loved Jared but I think this is going to illuminate the Hodge who was once a young man with promise that went terribly wrong.”
Here’s the press release that went out:
ABC FAMILY HAS CAST JON COR AS HODGE STARKWEATHER
FOR THE SAGA SERIES “SHADOWHUNTERS”
Burbank, CA (May 28, 2015) – ABC Family has cast Jon Cor (“Dark Matter”) as Hodge Starkweather. It was announced today by the network. Cor will be a recurring guest star on the series.
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.
Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode. The network has previously announced Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood for the role of Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane and Alan Van Sprang in the recurring guest star role of Valentine.
Shadowhunters is currently filming in Toronto. The show will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.
Welcome to the family, Jon!