Shadowhunters has found its Meliorn!
Jade Hassoune has been cast as Meliorn in ABC Family’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, the network announced on Tuesday.
Meliorn is described as “a handsome and elegant fairy, also known as a Seelie, is a creature that is equal parts angel and demon.”
We, Fangirlish and Mundie Moms spoke to Cassie Clare and confirmed that she hasn’t seen an audition but is curious to see what part Meliorn will play in the show, as are we.
This will be the first live-action appearance by Meliorn, who didn’t appear in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. In the books, he first appears in City of Ashes.
Here’s the press release that went out:
ABC FAMILY HAS CAST JADE HASSOUNé AS MELIORNFOR THE SAGA SERIES “SHADOWHUNTERS”
Burbank, CA (June 16, 2015) – ABC Family has cast Jade Hassouné (“Cyberbully”) as Meliorn. It was announced today by the network. Hassoune 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.
Meliorn, a handsome and elegant fairy, also known as a Seelie, is a creature that is equal parts angel and demon.
“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 and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.
Shadowhunters premieres in early 2016 on ABC Family.