Fantastic news, Shadowhunters fans!
According to Deadline, Netflix has acquired the GLOBAL rights to Shadowhunters!
Netflix has acquired global rights, excluding the U.S., to Constantin Film’s The Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. The streaming giant will premiere the title as an original series globally on Netflix a day after the U.S. broadcast on Freeform (fka ABC Family), with the first episode launching globally January 13. Subsequent episodes will release weekly thereafter.
Shadowhunters is the TV adaptation spinoff of the bestselling book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The book was previously the basis for the 2013 feature The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, directed by Harald Zwart and starring Lily Collins. The TV series follows Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), who discovers on her 18th birthday that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – humans born with angelic blood who protect humanity from demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped by a powerful foe from her past, Clary is thrown into a new life of demon hunting under the guidance of charming and headstrong Shadowhunter Jace Wayland (Dominic Sherwood). Now living in the Shadow World among warlocks, vampires, werewolves and faeries, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
Kudos to Constantin Film for understanding that the love for Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series is a world-wide phenomenon!
The countries in red have Netflix so this is where the Shadowhunters episodes will be aired one day after the US release:
Shadowhunters premieres Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9/8c on Freeform and on Netflix on Wednesday, 13 for all the international fans 🙂
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