The day has finally come my fellow shadow hunters! A Mortal Instruments television show is set to air next year! Based on the book series of the same name, The Mortal Instruments. Shadowhunters will follow the story of Clary Fray a young girl who discovers she is a Shadowhunter, a human being that is part angel, meant to track down and kill demons. If you are a fan of the book series or even the 2013 movie *sigh, you already know the plot is much more exciting and intricate than that. The world that author Cassandra Clare has created also revolves around werewolves, vampires, warlocks and even fairies. Basically anything fantasy and awesome is a part of this series.
Obviously I am not a fan of the Mortal Instruments movie, not that I didn't give it a chance. I had read most of the books when the movie came out. I was excited, I rushed to the theater on opening weekend but that theater was notecibly empty and so were all the other theaters. As the movie failed to win over fans or critics, it only has a 12 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie had a lot of problems, the action scenes were poorly acted out, the dialogue wasn't as great as it could of been, there were too many characters (more on that in a bit) and some key plot points and twists from later books were brought in earlier, leaving no surprises for the next movie installments and spoiling the book for audience members who may have just finished the first book. These changes not only made the plot over complicated but ruined some of the better plot points of the series this includes the forbidden love between Clary and Jace Lightwood (his preferred last name) Simons change into a vampire and Clary's gift of creating new runes with her magical stele.
These storylines evolved alongside the charachters and were developed across a series of six books, they were not meant to be all thrown together in a 130 minute movie. This is why the new emergence of a Mortal Instruments tv show is such exciting and wonderful news. A tv show isn't as limited with time, it can take three chapters of a book and make a single 45 minute episode without a problem. This also helps with the too many characters and side plots problem. The more characters and storylines, the better this means more new episode material. This TV series may even be able to delve into some of the characters pasts ( a whole episode focusing on Magnus Bane and his chronicles perhaps?) and give more insight into parts of the story we didn't get to see (the beginning of Valentines circle). Yes the cast has changed but Shadowhunters still has cast an impressive and talented group of actors and actresses. And yes a television show does have a more limited budget and maybe won't be able to provide some of the better special affects. Although this could be a blessing in disguise with more focus potentially going on the story and the characters. And as fans of the books isn't that what we really want to see?