Shadowhunters has found its Camille!
Kaitlyn Leeb has been cast as vampire Camille Belcourt in ABC Family’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, the network announced on Friday.
This will be the first live-action appearance by Camille, who didn’t appear in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. In the books, her character isn’t mentioned until City of Glass and she doesn’t appear until City of Fallen Angels.
In Shadowhunters, Camille is described as “beautiful and cunning” and “the sexy leader of the New York vampire clan.”
Cassie Clare told us that while she hasn’t seen Kaitlyn’s audition she’s curious to see what the show does with Camille, as are we.
Here’s the press release that went out:
ABC FAMILY HAS CAST KAITLYN LEEB AS CAMILLE BELCOURT
FOR THE SAGA SERIES “SHADOWHUNTERS”
Burbank, CA (June 12, 2015) – ABC Family has cast Kaitlyn Leeb (“Heartland”) as Camille Belcourt. It was announced today by the network. Leeb will be a 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.
Beautiful and cunning, Camille Belcourt is the sexy leader of the New York vampire clan.
“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.
Shadowhunters will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.