Shadowhunters stars Dominic Sherwood and Matthew Daddario at New York Comic Con 2016 (image: Nicole C/The Workprint)
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‘Shadowhunters’ NYCC 2016: Dominic Sherwood and Matthew Daddario Tease Darker Season 2

Shadowhunters rocked New York City Comic Con once again bringing main stars Dominic Sherwood, Katherine McNamara, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia, Alberto Rosende, Harry Shum Jr., and Isaiah Mustafa 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 our favorite parabatai duo Dominic Sherwood and Matthew Daddario to talk about a darker season 2.

‘Shadowhunters’ NYCC 2016: Alberto Rosende, Harry Shum Jr., and Isaiah Mustafa Talk Season 2

Watch our full interview:

Will we see a relationship form between Jace and Jocelyn this season?

Dominic Sherwood: To an extent. You see there’s definitely a relationship if you look at a relationship in terms of the most broad sense, there is a relationship that develops. But there’s anger there, yea there’s a lot of anger there. Neither of those two people are ready to fall into mother-son relationship, neither of them are. There’s wanting on both sides. There’s wanting for Jocelyn to deal with this son and there’s wanting for Jace to have a mother, he never had a mother. He wants this person in his life but there’s fear and trepidation on both sides as well.

To turn to the father’s side, we saw Clary at the Clave she was kind of outed and no one really wanted to connect themselves to her, how does Jace deal with that? 

Matthew Daddario: That’s sorta, that’s the thing. So we can’t really answer that one. You know that’s what we’re going to find out.

Sherwood: I mean as it stands at the outset Valentine and Jace are still together and we don’t know exactly. We don’t know what Jace is planning. We don’t know why he left whether it was to save his friends or because he’s actually drawn to his biological father. We don’t know from the outset and unfortunately that question is kinda answered pretty quickly throughout the season so I can’t say anything right now otherwise I”m giving everything away.

From your perspective as the tone gotten darker for you guys this season?

Sherwood: Oh infinitely so. You guys saw the footage of Aldertree, meeting him and cut to Jace getting punched in the face by a giant. Yea it’s a lot darker this year and it’s giving us more freedom to play with elements of psyche and abilities and consciousness that we wouldn’t have had an ability to deal with before. So yea it’s great for us.

Daddario: It’s scary.

Sherwood: Yea it is scary.

Daddario: Some of the demons are quite scary. Very terrifying.

In addition, it was revealed on the Shadowhunters NYCC panel that Paul Wesley of The Vampire Diaries will be directing an episode in season 2! Watch the announcement:

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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