Shadowhunters stars Alberto Rosende, Harry Shum Jr. and Isaiah Mustafa at New York Comic Con 2016 (image: Nicole C/The Workprint)
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‘Shadowhunters’ NYCC 2016: Alberto Rosende, Harry Shum Jr. and Isaiah Mustafa Talk Season 2

Shadowhunters rocked New York City Comic Con once again bringing the entire main cast along with new showrunners Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer as well as author Cassadra Clare. The series is based on the book series The Mortal Instruments (written by Clare) that follows the journey of Clary Fray, an artist who discovers she’s half angel and must now navigate a world where vampires, werewolves, and demons exist.

The Workprint got a chance to sit down with stars Alberto Rosende (Simon Lewis), Harry Shum Jr. (Magnus Bane), and Isaiah Mustafa (Luke Garroway) to chat about what fans can expect from their characters in season 2.

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Watch our full interview:

With the new season coming up, what do you feel is the biggest challenge for your characters that you would face?

Alberto Rosende: For Simon I think it’s something that everyone struggles with it’s coming into yourself and owning who you are. In this new change of becoming a vampire kinda made that harder for Simon because he was just getting the hang of who Simon was now there’s vampire Simon. So I think that’s kind of where Simon’s journey lies right now, discovering where his strength is.

Is he going back to his rockstar dreams or has he kinda given that up?

Rosende: He’s definitely not given it up but other things have kind of taken over right now and he doesn’t have the time to fall back into it. I want rockstar Simon to happen!

Harry Shum Jr: The challenge I think for me as I learn, I feel like with every script I’m constantly learning more about Magnus is dealing with someone who’s lived this long and wise and still have this vulnerability that plays into situations that he’s dealt with now is always hard because for someone who’s lived so long has seen everything, done everything, experienced everything, felt everything. How do you let them still feel almost for the first time. Yea there’s a human side, I think that’s what we’re trying to dig into this season and showcase his character.

Isaiah Mustafa: I think now that Jocelyn’s awake, trying to raise Clary, now she’s in the shadow world so now how do we raise this child in the shadow world that we were trying to protect her from now that she’s immersed in it. You know it’s like trying to tell your teenager you need to go do that they’re like, yeah I’ll figure that out myself I don’t wanna hear what you have to say. And even if they do it wrong they may not come to you and say oh you were right, but you share that glance and you don’t have to rub their face in it, I mean I’m thinking about my daughter right now.

In addition see this season 2 sneak peak revealed at New York Comic Con:

 

Shadowhunters returns on January 2, 2017 on Freeform.

About Nicole C

Nicole is the Features Editor for The Workprint. She may or may not be addicted to coffee, audiobooks, and sci-fi.

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