‘Shadowhunters’ Postmortem: Showrunner Ed Decter Teases Season 2
Following Tuesday’s shocking season finale of Shadowhunters, which saw Jace make a decision that will affect our characters and story moving forward, fans are anxious for the next chapter in Freeform’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments.
Showrunner Ed Decter spoke with TVLine following the season finale, which raised a lot of questions about what’s to come in season 2.
Here are some highlights, which include the threat of Camille, Clary and Jocelyn’s relationship, Jace and Clary’s feelings, and news characters we can expect to meet next season.
TVLINE | Speaking of “Malec,” will Camille pose a threat to that relationship moving forward?
When we see Camille again, it won’t be as a threat to Alec and Magnus’ relationship; it’ll be more as a threat to Raphael and the other vampires, their whole hierarchy. [Editor’s note: Good luck, Simon!]
TVLINE | Clary was much happier to see her mother on the show than in the books. What made you overlook her resentment after being lied to for 18 years?
That’s yet to come. The real unpacking, as we say in the writers’ room, is yet to come. There will be plenty of mother/daughter drama about the fact that Jocelyn basically lied to her for 18 years. … Clary believes she lied to her, but from a parent’s point of view, she was just protecting her.
**Warning: The next two questions detail major plot points from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments books**
TVLINE | In the books, if I recall correctly, Jace and Clary give into their urges, despite believing they’re siblings. Is that something you plan on tackling in Season 2?
Actually, that’s absolutely not true. While they are brother and sister, despite the fact that they have these odd feelings, they are chaste. There’s a moment with the Seelie Queen, but that’s a little different; we’ll save that for the viewers. But Jace and Clary are definitely confused as to why they feel this way, which is a big point of tension in the books.
TVLINE | Books and TV shows are such different mediums. Is it hard for you guys to walk that line with Jace and Clary without it feeling like it’s going too far?
Well, we plan to play the tension of it because, in romances, it’s not what gets people together that’s interesting — it’s what keeps them apart. The torture of a romance is a lot more dramatic than the pleasure of it. This is a very good, torturous situation. Cassandra has a wonderful solve in the books for how this all works out.
TVLINE | Should we be keeping an eye out for any new book characters in Season 2?
Some characters we’ve met go through giant transformation. Simon’s girlfriend Maureen has a lot in store for her, and there’s a lot in store for Jocelyn and Luke. There will be new characters we meet as well, including the Seelie Queen. We’ll start building into each of the realms in a different way.
You can read the full interview at TVLine.
Shadowhunters will return for season 2 next year.
How could Jocelyn be awake after the first season and Clary and Jace still thinking they’re brother and sister? Jocelyn was the one who told Clary that Jace was not her brother. I love these writers. They don’t worry about anything making sense.
I believe they will make Jocelyn think that Jace is her actual son, for the drama sake. Thou, i have no idea how will they change this spide web, maybe valentin will tell the truth or sebastian will show up and claim his brother spot. 😛
“Simon’s girlfriend Maureen has a lot in store for her” what? He had sex with her. Name her clary and then we never saw her again and now she is his girlfriend? did i miss something?
Yeah I was wondering about too haha. Makes no sense…
It makes you wonder how Maia is going to fit in the story since Maureen is practically taking her role.
Ross: Im a bit confused too as well re your last sentence or two. First: Maureen was same lady we saw in the Van in the Pilot? Then who woke up next to Simon under the influence? Hes mentioned her a couple of times and now she is his girlfriend? I have a feeling that at the moment that is where the plot is going, but I dont think its gonna end there. Also the naming her Clary thing after the deed, probably is the deal breaker in that relationship. Considering Maureen KNOWS Clary.
I think Simon has one of the most interesting plots in the latter half of the show. He finds out Jace and Clary are related: Which means he has an ‘in’ with Clary. He is forced to live at the Hotel by a deal made with Raphael, then Raphael turns on him when he helps Clary (really was him NOT helping her ever in doubt?). So now he is on the outs with basically the other Vampires.
THen we have Camille who has potential in that she isnt neccesarily bad.. but isnt good either. I think they are keeping her because she has potential to influence both the Simon plot and the Alec/Magnus plot.
The Question I have here, where does Simon live now? Obviously the Hotel Du Mort is out of the question. Is he back home ? (that would make for an interesting family meal). Its not like the Shadowhunters will let him crash there.. or would they? (that would get weird).
Idk, if i guy i had sex with called me by another girls name i would end with him in that moment. Its doesnt matter if the girl is someone i know or not. It was complete jerk of Simon. And if im not mistaken he never even callled her to say sorry.
I have no idea what they will do with Simon and Maureen, or if Maureen will be Maia.. IDK. TBH, i will wait for around mid season before start watching season 2, will read bunch of review and see if it worth, because season 1 was mediocre imo.
Ed said Camille wont be around or whatever in Malec sl. So she will be “only” (who knows for sure. In Simon and Raphael sl.
Maybe he will live in the institute for a while – its seems the NY institute is not a hollowed ground and any SH can invate anyone in (said by the writers team), thats why Simon was walking around freely.
Or they will bring jordan. By now who knows what will they do.
I only read this interview because i had tiny hope Ed would say something that made me believe season 2 would be better, but nope. Thou, i hope people who are enjoying it, keep watching and having fun. 🙂
I’m gonna be really pissed if they make Maureen a werewolf and make her take over Maia’s spot! Although Maureen becomes a vamp if I recall correctly, so I don’t know what they’ll do about that. They better give us Maia though!