ABC Family announces ‘The Mortal Instruments’ TV Series, ‘Shadowhunters’

ABC Family released the best news any Mortal Instruments fan would love to hear!

Jamie Campbell Bower & Lily Collins as Jace and Clary in the film adaptation of 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'

Jamie Campbell Bower & Lily Collins as Jace and Clary in the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

They are adapting Cassandra Clare’s book series, The Mortal Instruments, for the small screen! The book series was first adapted into a feature film in 2013 starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower as the leads,;however not only did it not do as well as they thought, the later revealed sequel was scraped.

Brushing all of that aside, ABC Family has ordered a straight-to-series 13 episode order for the show, now titled: Shadowhunters – The Mortal Instruments.

Shadowhunters tells the story of Clary Fray, who after her mother’s kidnapping, gets thrust into a world filled with demons, shadowhunters, faeries, and every known magical creature. Also there was something her mother never told her: she’s a shadowhunter as well. To help her deal with all this recent news is Jace, fellow shadowhunter, and her best friend (human), Simon.

Production is slated to begin in May in Toronto and a confirmed release date is not set at this time.

Since no one has been cast in the roles yet, who do you think should be our Jace, Clary, Simon, etc? The only name that came to mind for me was, Skyler Samuels, but then I found out she’s going to be on Ryan Murphy’s new show, Scream Queens. Other than that, I can’t think of anyone (all I see is the film’s cast right now).
Leave your dream cast in the comments below! In the meantime, I’ll come up with my own list.

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