ByElla Rae, writer at Creators.co

That's right Shadowhunters, looks like the Mortal Instruments gets another chance! Only this time we will be seeing our beloved characters on the small screen. The Mortal Instruments has been picked up as a straight-to-series by ABC family, they will be renaming the show "Shadowhunters" to separate it from the movie.

What confirmed changes will be made?

  • The characters will be aged up (18-20)
  • Clary is a student attending the Brooklyn Arts Academy
  • Simon is an accounting student
  • Dorthea is one of Clary's good friends

I personally do not have a problem with the aged up characters. It will help draw an older audience as well as a teen audience. I know that Dorthea being young and good friends with Clary isn't really sticking to the books, but it is just a small change, compared to the massive changes you usually see in book to TV adaptations (ex.Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries) Plus it adds a more dramatic plot twist when she gets her demon on, it jerks at your heart strings more because of her closeness to Clary.

Now casting:)


Kat McNamara as Clary Fray

Wow. She looks perfect, the red hair, green eyes, the whole package. Kat is 19 years old. She is known for her roles in the movies: New Years Eve, Girl Vs Monster, Contest, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. She will also be playing Sonya in the Maze Runner series: The Scorch Trials. I am personally very pleased about her casting. Her appearance is spot on.

Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland.

I know what you're thinking Vampire Academy fans "OMG that's Christian Ozera!" and you are right. Former VA star Dominic Sherwood will be bringing everyone's favorite "angst-ridden-teenager-who-can't-confront-his-own-inner-demons'' to life! Now I don't know what you think but I find this man incredibly attractive. In my opinion he totally has Jace's looks (and yes his hair will be blonde) I am 110% confident in his acting ability. He will be a great Jace and will totally be able to pull of the snarky sarcastic aspects of Jace because well, he already proved he could in Vampire Academy

Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis

He is so adorable! Look at him and those glasses! casting department you have done it again!

Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood

She is absolutely stunning!! look at her, she is the living embodiment of Isabelle! The dark eyes, dark hair, beautiful! If I were to take Isabelle off the page and show her too you, it would be Emeraude. Another casting miracle.

Mathew Daddario as Alec Lightwood

"TOTAL HAWTTY ALERT" By the angel this perfection doesn't seem to end! Our perfect Alec. ( I can see why Magnus fell for him) FUN FACT: His older sister is Alexandra Daddario who played Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson movies! I love it when the fandoms collide, it seems to be happening quite often in this show.

Harry Shum Jr as Magnus Bane

YES. Harry from Glee will be playing Magnus! I am so happy about his casting! not only does he look the part I KNOW he can act the part. He can totally pull off that Magnus sass we all love so much. Plus, he is an AMAZING dancer! I vote there should be a scene of Magnus dancing at his party!

Alan Van Sprang as Valentine Morgnstern

HE WILL BE THE MOST PERFECT VALENTINE EVER! He was phenomenal on Reign! he can totally pull of that evil charismatic charm of Valentines.

Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway

Yes Luke Garroway will be played by Old Spice Guy!!! I love those commercials and can't wait to see him as Luke!!!! SO PERF!

Maxim Roy as Jocelyn Fray

Wow, she looks perfect! I have faith that she will be great! She totally reminds me of the movie Jocelyn! good sign I guess!

David Castro as Raphael Santiago

He looks exactly how I pictured him!!! He is so cute! If he can act, he will be the most perfect Raphael!!!!!

Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather

By the Angel what a cutie! I think he is going to be a great Hodge! Talk about an attractive cast!!!!

Kaitlyn Leeb as Camille Belcourt

I can totally see her as Camille!!! I didn't even think they would be casting Camille yet but I am so pleased they did!! If she can act the part she is good in my book!!!

Jade Hassoune as Meliorn

Perfection is all I can say for this. He is sooo handsome and I totally see why Izzy dated him. Hasn't the casting been perfect so far?? Cassie made the auditions open to all races, so they can pick the best actors for each part, which means not only do we have the best actors possible for our show BUT ALSO THE MOST ATTRACTIVE CAST IN THE UNIVERSE. Its like the audition notice said "Must Be At Least An 8 On The Hotness Scale."

Comment what your thoughts and opinions on the cast ;)

*PLEASE REMEMBER THEY ARE GOING FOR A DIVERSE CAST IN THIS SERIES THEY CHOOSE THE BEST ACTORS POSSIBLE NO MATTER THE RACE. THEY HAVE PEOPLE OF ALL RACES REPRESENTING THESE CHARACTERS AND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. PLEASE STOP COMPLAINING THAT LUKE IS BLACK, ISABELLE IS LATINO, ECT.......And FYI Hodge is the same age as Valentine and the other adults re-read the books, cassie confirmed it, and Izzy has brown eyes*

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