ABC Family Orders Shadowhunters Straight to Series

ShadowhuntersExciting news! ABC Family has ordered 13 episodes of supernatural drama Shadowhunters, based on Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments novels. I enjoyed the City of Bones movie for what it was, but I think this is a story and a world that will work much better in TV form than as feature films, and I’m eager to see what they do with it.

So . . . anyone want to fantasy cast? (Obviously I’ll bring you any actual casting news as soon as I see it!)

HBO Trailer: The Casual Vacancy

The Casual VacancyIt’s always interesting to see how channels in different countries market things, and this is no exception: The HBO trailer for the Casual Vacancy miniseries is way more dramatic and “edgier” than the BBC ones were, and focuses on this (fake) ghost storyline that I don’t think the BBC marketing emphasized at all. The miniseries will premiere in the US on April 29th.

Amazon Renews Bosch

BoschGood news! Amazon has ordered a second season of procedural Bosch, starring Titus Welliver and based on the novels by Michael Connelly.

“I am very excited about continuing the Bosch story with season two,” said Michael Connelly. From the press release: “I love what we started with and I think our plans for the second season will make the show even better and more exploratory of the character of Harry Bosch. We have a great cast and crew and we are all going to be one year better at this. I can’t wait.”