We are very happy that McG is involved in the Shadowhunters TV show and has been sharing lots of little tidbits about the planning for the show on Twitter. He also spoke with EW to discuss the show and what he has to say is really encouraging for us fans:
“I’ll be involved in every element of every decision of every episode of everything that is the show,” McG tells EW. “I take that very seriously.”
In regards to how he got involved in Shadowhunters, he expressed the main thing all fans want to hear:
I was a fan of the books. I read the books and found them to be interesting stories. I liked Cassandra Clare’s voice, and I was engaged.
Yes, he was a fan of the books first. This gives me a lot of hope that he read the books before he heard about the TV show and not because he had to read it.
Talking about the fans and what it is like jumping into a project that already has an existing fanbase:
I think it’s exciting. My style is to be open and communicative and talk about what we can and can’t do with the realistic parameters of television. But I think everybody’s expectations of television is so high now with Game of Thrones, and there’s such excellence out there that we plan to recognize that and take it even higher. So I find it empowering and encouraging. I take it very seriously, and I’m doing a great deal of listening.
He seems to be sticking with this right now, he has been sharing lots with us so far, fingers crossed it will carry on as we all love news!
In regards to whether the TV show will follow the books, McG had this to say:
The mythology is very much in keeping with the book. I look at the television format for the fans to engage evermore deeply in the stories and the characters because you have more hours to parcel out the story itself. So I think that’s an exciting opportunity.
He also plans to talk to Cassandra Clare and listen to what she has to say, although so far he hasn’t had a lot of interaction just yet:
Just limited interaction, but I plan to go and kiss the ring and do a great deal of listening and trying to plug in to her special brand of magic. I have a great deal of respect for artists who can capture the imagination of the global community. It’s really a special gift, and it’s its own brand of genius. I have maximum respect for her, so I can’t wait to sit with her and do a great deal of listening and incorporate that in my style and hopefully do her words a great deal of honor.
When asked if he has anything else to add, he shared this little baby of encouragement:
We’re just trying to bring the cinematic experience to the television form one hour at a time, one week at a time. And we’re absolutely passionate about honoring the fans and delivering on the promise of the book series.
To read the full post from EW the CLICK HERE.