As we all know, The Mortal Instruments is currently in the works to be a television show, airing on ABC Family in early 2016. With that news, today, comes some casting information.
We all knew it was coming, so ladies and gentlemen as you've probably guessed or already heard, the actor who will be taking over from Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland for ABC Family's "Shadowhunters" is......
Yep. You read that correctly. Dominic Sherwood, known for playing bad boy fire user Christian Ozera in 2014's "Vampire Academy" is graduating from St Vladimir's and heading on over to The Institute to become a Shadowhunter.
This is a LOT to take in. It's a weird and wonderful day when fandoms collide, and today is that very day. Many of you will agree with me when I say that Dominic Sherwood was one of the redeeming qualities in Vampire Academy. He's a great actor, and I have no doubt that he'll play sarcastic and snarky Jace Wayland well because...well he's already done it with Christian Ozera.
Looks wise, I don't think Sherwood is what many of us imagined when we think of Jace, especially since JCB taking on the role for the 2013 movie opposite Lily Collins, but the decision to cast him in the lead role is, in my opinion, absolutely fantastic! Not going to lie, I am doing some MAJOR fangirling right now!
At the moment, the biggest "worry" is that initially, Sherwood doesn't resemble the character. However it's important to remember that hair colour and all the rest can be easily changed, and so until we see him in character as Jace, runes and all, we can't speculate on him not looking the part.
Of course, it could be that they are taking the look of Jace, in a different direction - maybe without the bad boy blonde hair.
But there is one thing we know for sure - Dominic Sherwood is a very strong addition to the show and cast, and whilst we don't know all of the other casting choices yet, it's safe to assume that this show is heading in the right direction.