Shadowhunters (TV Show)
Back in 2009, Constantin Film and Unique Features acquired the rights to Cassandra Clare’s international bestselling The Mortal Instruments series. While a feature film based on the first book, City of Bones, was released in August 2013, it failed to launch a film franchise.
In October 2014, Constantin Film announced its plans to revive The Mortal Instruments as a television series. Ed Decter will serve as show runner on the one-hour long drama. Production on the series is set for 2015. The show will be titled Shadowhunters.
On March 30, 2015 it was confirmed that Shadowhunters will air on ABC Family. The series has been given a 13-episode, straight-to-series order for its first season. Production ran from May through October in Toronto. The series will premiere on Tuesday, January 12 at 9pm on Freeform.
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.
Network: ABC Family
Studio: Constantin Film
Showrunner: Ed Decter
Executive Producers: Ed Decter, McG
Start of Principal Photography: May 25, 2015
Filming Location: Toronto
Season One: 13-Episode Order
Series Premiere: January 12, 2016 (on Netflix for international fans: January 13)
Clary Fray: Katherine McNamara
Jace Wayland: Dominic Sherwood
Simon Lewis: Alberto Rosende
Isabelle Lightwood: Emeraude Toubia
Alec Lightwood: Matthew Daddario
Luke Garroway: Isaiah Mustafa
Valentine Morgenstern: Alan Van Sprang
Magnus Bane: Harry Shum Jr.
Jocelyn Fray: Maxim Roy
OFFICIAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS FOR “SHADOWHUNTERS”
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS OF THE CAST
Facebook: Katherine McNamara
Instagram: Kat McNamara
Facebook: Dominic Sherwood
Instagram: Dom Sherwood
Instagram: Matthew Daddario
Facebook: Emeraude Toubia
Instagram: Emeraude Toubia
Facebook: Alberto Rosende
Instagram: Alberto Rosende
Instagram: Isaiah Mustafa
Alan Van Sprang
Instagram: Alan Van Sprang
Harry Shum Jr.
Instagram: Harry Shum Jr
CASTING DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND SHOWRUNNER ON TWITTER
Jonathan Clay Harris: @jonclayharris
Anthony Kraus: @anthonyjkraus
Ed Decter (showrunner): @EDecter
Writers Room: @ShadowhuntersWR
Episode 1×01 – “The Mortal Cup” (Jan. 12)
Episode 1×02 – “The Descent Into Hell is Easy” (Jan. 19)
Episode 1×03 – “Dead Man’s Party” (Jan. 26)