Shadowhunters, we have our Maryse Lightwood.
Cassandra Clare announced that Nicola Correia Damude will play Alec and Isabelle’s mother in Shadowhunters.
As for why Maryse’s casting wasn’t announced, Clare had this to say:
They didn’t make an announcement about Maryse because they only “announce” what they call “recurring cast members.” I don’t know what makes someone specifically a recurring cast member, but it may have to do with number of episodes they’re in. More characters you know from the books will be getting cast in weeks to come, including more of the Lightwood family.
So excited to be joining the cast of Shadowhunters as Maryse Lightwood! Thanks for the amazing welcome Shadowhunter Family! #Shadowhunters
— Nicola CorreiaDamude (@NicolaNCD) July 16, 2015
Shadowhunters premieres in early 2016 on ABC Family.