It has been confirmed! Shadowhunters will air on ABC Family and they have ordered 13 straight to series episodes for the first season.
This means that no matter how the show is perceived we will be guaranteed 13 episodes from book one in The Mortal Instruments series!
The news was released on The Hollywood Reporter:
Produced by Constantin Film, Ed Decter (Helix, Unforgettable, The Client List) is on board to serve as showrunner and executive producer. The drama is being eyed as a 13-episode drama with a premiere date yet been determined; casting is expected to be announced at a later date.
Production will begin in May in Toronto.
“Shadowhunters is a big epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight franchises,” ABC Family president Tom Ascheim said. “A New York Times best-seller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, Shadowhunters is the perfect story to share with our audience.”
Also the official Shadowhunters TV twitter account they had a great video from Cassandra Clare confirming the news:
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