Shadowhunters Sneak Peeks & Premiere Date!

ShadowhuntersAt long last, we have a premiere date for Shadowhunters – it will debut on ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) on January 12th, along with new episodes of Pretty Little Liars. And we ALSO have two teasers and two sneak peeks from the show. It looks like it will be quite a ride. Buckle in and watch, then let me know what you think! So far I think it all looks basically fine, but Magnus and Simon seem particularly perfect.

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First Trailer for Shadowhunters

ShadowhuntersAt long last, we have our first look at the upcoming Freeform (nee ABC Family) series Shadowhunters, based on the books by Cassandra Clare! It’s a BuzzFeed exclusive, so I can’t embed, but head over there to watch and then come back and discuss . . .

I . . . huh. I’m not quite sure what to think. It looks very different from the books (and movie) but I’m willing to go with that if it works as a show; the main thing I’m looking for with this kind of show is fun, I think, and this trailer looks reasonably fun. Magnus seems PERFECT but I’m reserving judgment on Clary and Jace.

Your thoughts?

Shadowhunters Casts Clary, Simon, & Isabelle

Kat McNamaraShadowhunters, the ABC Family show based on Cassandra Clare’s books, is continuing to cast its main characters! Most recently, Kat McNamara was cast as lead Clary, opposite the previously announced Dominic Sherwood as Jace. And last week, Alberto Rosende was cast as Simon and Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle. Exciting! Can’t wait to see how the rest of the cast shapes up.

Dominic Sherwood Cast as Jace in Shadowhunters

Dominic SherwoodBritish actor Dominic Sherwood has been cast as male lead Jace in Shadowhunters, the forthcoming ABC Family show based on the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. The show announced the casting on Twitter; Clare herself tweeted that Sherwood’s audition was “terrific.” Personally, I thought Sherwood was one of the best parts of the Vampire Academy movie – he played Christian – and I’m curious to see what he does with Jace.

Thoughts, book fans?

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!)