THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS is being turned into a TV SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The news has been announced by The Hollywood Reporter!!!!

They are making The Mortal Instruments into a TV SERIES!!!!

Constantin Film, the production company that controls the rights to Cassandra Clare‘s best-selling YA fantasy franchise and which produced The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film, is re-launching Mortal Instruments as a high-end drama series.

Constantin has hired Ed Decter, whose writer/producer credits include Helix, Unforgettable, In Plain Sight and The Client List, as the showrunner for the Mortal Instruments series. The project is currently in development, with Constantin planning to begin production next year. No broadcaster partners are yet attached to the series.

The Hollywood Reporter

Martin Moszkowicz, head of Film and TV for Constantin Film, had this to say:

“It actually makes sense to do (the novels) as a TV series,” Constantin film and TV head Martin Moszkowicz told THR. “There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the Mortal Instruments film. In the series we’ll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth.”

What do you all think about this news??? I think it is great! It means they will be able to fit so much more into the series, and not leave anything out like they did for the film!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


28 replies

  1. Hm…… I’m not sure what I feel….maybe sad……I really wanted it to be a second movie, not a TV series….. A TV series that I can’t watch until th whole season is over and comes out on DVD/Blueray because there are no channels in Norway that will show programs that the rest of the world watches….yeah, I do feel sad, angry and frustrated about it. … I at least hope they keep the same cast, I hate when you have to see the different characters in 3 different ways (the first movie, second movie/TV-series and from your head) So, my opinion is: buhu.

      • I so agree!!! I wanted movies for all six books not just a series even though it might be cool, the cast won’t be the same and the movies always make the books feel more “real”!


  3. YESSSSSSS OMG BY THE ANGEL!!!!!!!!! I KNEW IT!! When the first movie came out i wasn’t sure if it was a good one cause it left out a bunch of things so i was thinking “what if TMI turns into a tv series?” AND IT WILL!!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!! OMG BY THE ANGEL BY THE ANGEL BY THE ANGEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Finally some news! I cant wait for the series to start!!! I just hope it’s on normal, free-to-air tv here in Australia and not Austar or Foxtel! I hope they keep all the original cast. I would’ve preferred it be in movie instalments but I do think there was a lot left out in the first movie, so if being made into a tv series makes them stick to the story more than that’s freakin AWESOME!!!!!!! Again……PLEASE KEEP ALL THE ORIGINAL CAST!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and when exactly would this series be coming out? Next year? The year after? I am in need of more T.M.I.

  5. and also i am now reading the infernal devices clockwork angle and on the second book now, would it continued form the mortal instruments book to the infernal devices would be very good too

  6. i misted the charmed series so this will be
    replacing that series for me , that would be good . i live in canada i hope we get it hear as well.

    • Same for me and I’m pretty sure they won’t, so I already hate it! And I also think It will be strange to make city of bones again but as a series, makes no sense.

  7. they won’t have the same cast as it is supposed to be a “reboot”, they’ll start all over again, so they definitely won’t do it again with the same cast and I also doubt that especially Lily Collins will commit to that. She’s soing movies for the big screen, why should she move to TV? The rest of the cast would probably be available as I don’t know about any other projects. But still, I think they’ll make a fresh start. Which I hate. I loved the cast.

  8. Not sure how I feel about this. They could really muck it up but if they do it well then it will be FANTASTIC. I hope they get a new cast though I didn’t think much of the original movie cast.

  9. Im cool w whatever they do if they have the same cast. I wont watch otherwise an doubt any true fans feel the same.. if there smart they will find a way to get the original cast or try for another movie.. im sure they wont have as many viewers either.. if they were to do this w twilight or vampire diaries I would feel the same way.. im bummed … come on make it happen people….. plllleeeeeeaaaaazzzz.

  10. this sucks bigtime!!! they should have done the movie instead of a series.. broadcasting will definitely be an issue to most of the fans in some countries.. and we hope to have the same casts… were still hoping!!!!!

  11. I think I could be ok with the tv series. if they keep all the same people. But if the change all of them around I don’t if I’ll be able to watch it. I can just wait on her next book to come out in the fall of next year. Very execited about The Dark Artifices.

  12. I was dreading the very news, i want soooooooooo much to have the detail and depth of the books explored in ways the film couldn’t fit in. BUT….This is the cast i love, i am re-reading them all and i see Jamie as Jace and can’t bear to have anyone else as him, or Alec, Magnus or simon! I could survive if Hodge was replaced as it just didn’t work for me in the film and the motivations that changed for Valentine totally screwed his character in the film and yet i think his casting was good (not the silly pleat ponytails though). Could they or would they be willing to do a series? most are moving into movie features having done series before and may not wish to go back to that, Jamie has his band and Kevin is in the new series Gracepoint as they all have stuff – and there is my horror. New cast. They would also start from city of bones again and then there are the tv questions – do they do a series for each book? do they do 12 episodes in a series and keep them full of stuff or do they stretch it out over 22/24 and possibly make it to weak? Will they have use of some of the sets already made for the film or will they re-design it all? will they change more or go back to the books for and closer interpretation? TV shows usually don’t have the budgets to cover a lot of sfx work so the detail left out from the books like the rat chapters, demons, forsaken, flying bikes and other would be a big drain on costs and if they can’t do that then they are just re-doing the film with a smaller budget and it wasn’t that the film was wrong it just changed a bit to much of the important stuff for later! I was so looking forward to seeing the BIG moments from the book series with THIS cast. happy/sad/worried/distressed/anxious/concerned.

  13. OK, I’m happy/worried. 1) I live in the US & don’t know if it would be available here. 2) my best friend nor I would watch it if they don’t use the same cast. After reading through the comments, I’m anxious to see if it really happens, and if so, when & would it be available for fans in the United States, or another country. I’m happy as well because even though the movie was excellent, it did leave out the rat chapgerchapgchapters and other favorite parts of mine. Otherwise, if I could see it and they use the same cast, I’m thrilled.

  14. is the cast for the tv series of the mortal instrument still the same as that of the movie? i can’t imagine anyway replacing jamie as jace..hope they will still have the same cast as of the movie no replacement…

  15. This is such a disappointment!!! I was waiting for the movie series to come soon.. I loved the cast and everything in the first part, City of Bones.. Wish I got to see the other parts of the series as movie..

  16. No!!!! Do a fucking movie!!!!! I loved the movie so much! Just because they lost some money doesn’t mean you can’t make it another movie!!!! Please the tv show is a horrible idea!!!! Please don’t do it! City of ashes the movie!!!!!! Please!

  17. This sucks …!
    I have read all the books and I’ve seen the movie and may not have been exactly the same but it was very nice and the structure was the same. I was looking forward to seeing and other films … if done series lost the original structure of the books as the vampire diaries I have also read books and made series where I have seen and has completely different from the books and xenerosei … so if he place your order please let it be the same structure as the books … !!!!

  18. I loved the first movie! I absolutely loved the cast. Couldn’t have picked anyone better, and while they did leave out some things, you can’t expect to fit everything into a 2 hour movie. I think they did a great job with the first movie. I’ve been waiting for months to find out about the second movie and I feel that if they do a series instead of the movie, it wouldn’t be the same. Especially if they changed the cast. I’m really hoping they haven’t made a final decision about the series because I’m still hoping and praying for the second movie to come out!

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