Here is all the current information we know about Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters series and upcoming books and projects!
First, Shadowhunter films and upcoming screen project
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie
As most of you know The Mortal Instruments was taken to the big screen back in 2013. It actually wasn't that bad movie wise, faithful adaptation wise? Not as much. The movie ultimately failed in the box office, do to poor marketing. So no sequels will be made, but no need to cry about it because, TMI gets a second chance on the small screen!
Shadowhunters TV Show on ABC Family airing in 2016
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
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
#HOTHODGE 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*
Now the books
The Mortal Instruments
The Mortal Instruments series is set in New York 2007 all 7 books are out and the series has ended, but the shadowhunter chronicles is far from over.
The series got new covers as well!!!
The Infernal Devices
Cassie Clare's Infernal Devices series is a Trilogy set in 1800s London, The characters are the ancestors of the Mortal Instruments characters. The trilogy is completed, But we got new covers
but don't worry you can still read about Will,Tessa,and the gang in Cassie's upcoming series....
The Last Hours trilogy
The Last Hours Trilogy is the story of the Infernal Devices children set in the Victorian Era. There will be 3 books in the series the first book is called
1. Chain of Thorns, will be released late 2017/early 2018 2. Chain of Gold, will be released 2019 3. Chain of Iron, will be released 2021
I know what you are thinking, those books are spaced really far apart, but don't worry, there will be other shadowhunter stuff to keep you company like.....
The Dark Artifices Trilogy
The Dark Artifices will be set 5 years after the Mortal Instruments in LA. You may remember the main characters from City of Heavenly Fire, Emma Carstairs, and the Blackthorn kids! there will be 3 books in the trilogy
1.Lady Midnight, will be released in March 2016 2.Prince of Shadows, will be released in 2017 3.Queen of Air and Darkness, will be released in 2020
The Bane Chronicles
The Bane Chronicles is a series of short stories all about the miraculous Magnus Bane, it is currently out in book bind up for, but you can also buy each separate story as an e-book. The stories in order are:
What Really Happened in Peru
The Runaway Queen
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale
The Midnight Heir
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort
Saving Raphael Santiago
The Fall of the Hotel Dumort
What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You're Not Officially Dating Anyway)
The Last Stand of the New York Institute
The Course of True Love (And First Dates)
The Voicemail of Magnus Bane
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy is a book of short stories about Simon Lewis and his training to become a Shadowhunter. The book bind up version will be released in late 2016, the first 5 stories are available as e-books, and each month another story will be released from now to December. The story order is:
1. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy 2. The Lost Herondale 3. The White Chapel Fiend 4. Nothing but Shadows 5. The Evil We Love 6. Pale Kings and Princes 7. Bitter of Tongue 8. The Fiery Trial 9. Born to Endless Night 10. Angels Twice Descending
There will also be a graphic novel about The Circle called ''The Secret Treason'' which is set for a 2015/2016 release date but is scheduled to change.
Cassie Clare will also be writting another Shadowhunter trilogy called ''The Wicked Powers" no information on that yet, but it seems to be her last shadowhunter trilogy.