Published: Monday, 11 January 2016 | Written by SciFi Vision
On Saturday, October 10th, the first press room at New York Comic Con I attended was for Shadowhunters on ABC Family. Shadowhunters, which is based on The Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare, premieres January 12, 2016. Following is an exclusive video with the author and executive producer McG, as well as highlights from the interview, and of course photographs. Information about the series can be found at the end.
ABC Family Press Room Shadowhunters
Author Cassandra Clare Executive producers McG and Ed Decter Stars Katharine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Harry Shum Jr., Isaiah Mustafa
Note that while I was lucky enough to get press line for the press room, I only was able to stay for the very beginning due to another event, but after the video, I did get as many photos as I could at least.
Cassandra Clare and McG
* On Ed Decter adapting the series from the book
* On scenes Clare is looking forward to seeing
* On Alan Van Sprang as Valentine
* On Clare's favorite part of the set - the institute
* McG on other sets and expanding the world while staying in budget
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode. The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.