ABC Family, home of the Harry Potter marathon, has ordered a new TV series based on the young adult series, The Mortal Instruments. The show will pick up right at the beginning of the first book, City of Bones, following Clary Fray as she investigates her mother’s kidnapping and is thrust into the underground world of demons and Shadowhunters.
2013 saw the release of the first (and only) Mortal Instruments movie, starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. Thankfully, it looks as though ABC Family (along with most everyone else) has swept memory of the movie under the rug, ready to start fresh in the eyes of younger viewers with the different title, Shadowhunters. Author Cassandra Clare has hopes for the show stating:
“I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the Shadowhunters to life. As a huge fan of long-form television drama, I can’t wait to see the story unfold and for the fans to have more time with the world and the characters”
The cast has yet to be announced, but look for such news to arrive in the near future.
The series will go into production this May in Toronto.