‘Shadowhunters’ TV Series News Roundup – Where it will be filming & when, character info and more!

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UPDATED: ‘Shadowhunters’ TV series guaranteed at least 13 episodes!
It has been confirmed!


This week we finally got some more answers about The Mortal Instruments TV show called Shadowhunters.

I have been very busy this week so was unable to blog when the news was coming in, so I decided to create this one post with everything we have learnt 🙂

1) Shadowhunters will be be a ‘limited’ series.

  • The TV show producer Don Carmody talked to reporters at The Canadian Screen Awards that the series will be limited, which means that they will already have a pre-decided amount of episodes to make unlike some shows that will just keep going until ratings drop:

“The story is so broad and the novels are so dense that we’re actually now talking about doing it as a limited series for television,” he explained.

“The first book would be the first year and then assuming that goes well, the second book, the third book, the fourth… there are six books. So that’s what we’re looking at.”

  • Carmody also said that the shows creators hope to shoot in Canada (like the film did) and that they already have the pilot ready to go

“We’re hoping it will get going,” he said, “and we’re also hoping that we can do it here.”

2) A couple of days later an industry insider tweeted that the show will be filmed in Vancouver in May 2015

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3) Shadowhunters already has already been picked up by an American channel!

  • Yes that is right! According to a casting notice that has been put on numerous casting websites and Craiglist in LA, the show will air on ABC Family in USA.
  • This means that the show is not dependant on the pilot. Usually shows will create a pilot and then hope a network will choose to commission the rest of the episodes, but apparently Shadowhunters is already set to go.

4) The Pilot episode will be called ‘The Mortal Cup’

5) The character desciptions for Clary, Jace and Simon have been announced within the casting notice and confirms rumours that the characters are being aged up:

[CLARY FRAY] 18-21 years old, beautiful, fiery red-headed, creative, and intelligent. Clary Fray is a promising art student whose bright future is derailed when her mother is kidnapped and she learns her life has been a lie. Clary discovers a hidden Shadow World full of Vampires, Werewolves, and other unthinkable danger that she quickly learns to navigate.  As she is forced into action, she embraces her newfound powers and realizes that she will play the central role in this new world…SERIES REGULAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

[JACE WAYLAND] Early 20s, narcissistic, and lethally gorgeous, Jace is a determined and expert Shadowhunter. A skilled soldier in a war against demons. After his father is killed, Jace makes it his life mission to seek revenge on the man who is responsible. After years of being the object of every girl’s desire, he finds himself in an unfamiliar position – falling in love with Clary… SERIES REGULAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

[SIMON LEWIS] Early 20s, intelligent, very handsome in a non-calculated kind of way, Simon Lewis is Clary Fray’s long-time best friend. He’s the first to find humor in any situation. An accounting student by day, Simon spends his free time performing in a band. His loyalty and feelings for Clary are tested as he fights alongside her on an epic journey. Because of this, he is ultimately turned into a vampire and struggles to maintain his humanity while simultaneously accepting his fate… SERIES REGULAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

6) And we also go a brief description about the show, but we all know this already as we are all fans of the books, but it has been changed slightly due to Clarys age:

Clary Fray is perfectly normal; she’s a budding art student who loves spending time with her friends and family. On her 18th birthday, however, Clary discovers she is part of an age-old battle between demons and an elite race of warriors known as Shadowhunters. When her mother is kidnapped and her home is destroyed, so is her sense of reality. Clary must now understand her new role in an ancient battle, and come to terms with her family’s past…

Now I think that was all new Shadowhunters TV show news we got this week. But if I missed anything please let me know in the comments! 🙂


8 replies

    • Hi Christine, we still have absolutely no news yet as no channel has been announced to have picked it up to show in the UK. If the distribution team can’t find a buyer for the UK market then we won’t get it at all. So keep your fingers crossed a TV channel over here pick it up (or something like Netflix!).

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