ABC Family has been working tirelessly to get the right cast for it's upcoming show Shadowhunters, which is based on the book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.
They have finally announced their lead protagonist, Clary Fray, will be played by actress Kat Mcnamara
Most well known as Myra Santelli in Disney Channel's original movie, Girl vs Monster, Kat will be joining castmates Dominic Sherwood, Roberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia in bringing the series to the small screen.
The series will follow Clary, who finds out on her 18th birthday that she is not who she thinks she is and is actually from a long line of Shadowhunters-human angel hybrids who hunt and kill demons. When her mother is kidnapped, Clary is thrown in the demon hunting world and has to navigate it with Shadowhunter, Jace and her best friend, Simon.
This will be a stand alone show, and will not reference the movie that came out in 2013. Unlike other book-to-series shows that could be mentioned (notably The Vamire Diaries and True Blood in later seasons) I hope that this stays close to the book.
Either way, I am definitely excited to see this on my tv screen.
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