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Hey “Mortal Instruments” Fans: Our Favorite “Shadowhunters” are Coming to the Small Screen!

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The Mortal Instruments movie franchise may have been a bust, but it looks like we will be seeing our favorite shadowhunters on the small screen with the new ABC Family series Shadowhunters. I stumbled upon the news earlier through a tweet from series author Cassandra Clare that featured an updated book cover emblazoned with a sticker that reads “Soon to be an ABC Family original series,” and I immediately started scouring Google. So far, this is the current information I could find according to TMI Source.com:

  • Several of the key characters from the books have already been cast. Katherine McNamara will step into the role of Clary Fray (played by Lily Collins in the film), a teenage girl discovering that she is a member of an angelic race tasked with protecting the earth from evil. Her geeky, intellectual badass best friend Simon Lewis will be portrayed by Alberto Rosende, and her mother’s shadowhunter-turned-werewolf father figure Luke Garroway will be played by Isaiah Mustafa. Dominc Sherwood will tackle the role of the beloved Jace Wayland, who is one of the most skilled shadowhunters and Clary’s main love interest. Rounding out the cast are the Lightwood siblings feisty Isabelle and quiet Alec, who will be played by Emeraude Toubia and Matthew Daddario, respectively. No word yet on the role of everyone’s favorite Brooklyn warlock Magnus Bane , but, hopefully, it will be announced soon.

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  • Shadowhunters is being produced by McG, the man behind hits like The O.C., Chuck, and Supernatural, Ed Decter, who worked on The Client List, In Plain Sight and Unforgettable. The show is being put by the studio Constantin Film, who also produced The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film.
  • Filming is slated to start at the end of May in Toronto and has already been ordered for 13 episodes for its first season.
  • While there is no exact release date yet, Shadowhunters is expected to air sometime in early 2016 on ABC Family.
  • For those out there who want to stay up to date on all the latest Shadowhunters news, you can like the show’s official Facebook page and follow it on Twitter and Instagram @ShadowhuntersTV.

As an avid fan of The Mortal Instruments, I am super excited for its latest incarnation as Shadowhunters. I always thought the show would be better as a television rather than a movie. The books are rich with characters and storylines that cannot be explored the way they should under the time constraints of a motion picture. One of the most unique things about the fandom is that it has expanded beyond the six original six books to include two spin-off series, several short stories, and an official shadowhunters handbook. There is tons of material to explore over many seasons. (Plus, given the option of roughly 13 hours of storytelling for television versus roughly two of film, well, I know what I would choose.) I can’t wait to see how this show’s writers, directors and cast interpret the story and breathe life into our beloved characters.

I’m going to try and update with Shadowhunters news as it becomes available. If any of you guys hear any tidbits, feel free to comment here or on the Facebook page or tweet them to me @WriteForBoots.

I have a good feeling about Shadowhunters. Now, we just have to get through the rest of the year until the premiere. (Now I have an excuse to reread the entire series.)

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Will Write For Boots Is Now on Facebook!

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I so excited to announce that Will Write For Boots now has a Facebook page. Starting today, I’ll be posting links on the page to everything I post on here. (Since we’re only eleven days into 101 Days of Words of Wisdom, I’ll be posting links to all previous posts in this series.) I can’t wait to connect with those of you who prefer to use Facebook over Twitter as your main social media platform. You can like the blog by clicking on the button on the sidebar or visit the page directly by clicking here. Come check it out!

 

Marked Men News: Jay Crownover Releases a Limited Edition Tee

RULE's scared heart final (Jay Crownover’s Rule Sacred Heart Shirt, $27.50)

Hey fellow Marked Men fans, if you haven’t seen Jay Crownover’s Facebook page or Twitter account, there is some exciting news: Jay has released a limited edition Marked Men t-shirt! The shirt is a perfect real-world incarnation of the t-shirt line the guys started in in Rowdy featuring designs inspired their iconic tattoos. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, the shirt features Rule Archer’s sacred heart tattoo from Rule on the front and the names of all our favorite guys on the back. If the news of one limited edition shirt wasn’t exciting enough, there is the possibility of more are in the works. It has been hinted that, if sales go well and they are, shirts designed for Jet Keller from Jet  and Shane “Bax” Baxter from He’s Better When He’s Bad from the Welcome to the Point series might be coming soon in the spring. (Personally, I’m holding out hope for ones inspired by my top favorites Nash Donavan from Nash and Race Hartman from He’s Better When He’s Bold.) These are the perfect way to show some love for your favorite tattooed bad boys and a badass addition to any Marked Men obsessed fan’s wardrobe.

Want to get your hands on one of these tees? Click here to order now!