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ABC Family Casts Dominic Sherwood in ‘Shadowhunters’ Series

20 April 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

British actor Dominic Sherwood has been cast as Jace in ABC Family’s saga series “Shadowhunters,” based on “The Mortal Instruments” books, Variety has learned.

Sherwood starred in “Vampire Academy” and is also known for being featured in Taylor Swift’s “Style” video.

The supernatural series follows 18-year-old Clary Fray (yet to be cast), who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, and that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When Clary’s mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, she is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace (Sherwood) and her best friend, Simon. Living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

Jace is described as narcissistic and “lethally gorgeous.” He is a determined and expert Shadowhunter, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Dominic Sherwood Cast as Jace in ABC Family's 'Shadowhunters'

20 April 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

ABC Family has found its male lead for its upcoming series based on the "Mortal Instruments" books.

Variety reports that Dominic Sherwood ("Vampire Academy," Taylor Swift's "Style" video) has joined the "Shadowhunters" cast as Jace, a member of the the titular group of human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. He helps 18-year-old Clary Fray search for her mother who's gone missing, and helps Clary come to terms with her new identity as a Shadowhunter.

"Shadowhunters" seems to be a hard reboot of the "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" movie, which starred Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower as Clary and Jace, respectively. That 2013 flick didn't score so well at the box office, prompting production company Constantin Film to reimagine Cassandra Clare's book series for a television format; it looks like "Shadowhunters" will act as if that flick never happened, and tell the "Mortal Instruments" story from the beginning. »

- Katie Roberts

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Chris Evans Is Bashful and Beautiful After Being Asked If He’s Dating Lily Collins

14 April 2015 11:18 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Chris Evans, who may have still been slightly Drunky Brewster from filming Jimmy Kimmel Live, was asked by Entertainment Tonight if he is, as the rumors say, off the market. His adorable sputtering speaks volumes about whether he’s truly dating Mirror, Mirror star and daughter of Phil Collins, Lily Collins.

Evans and Collins have been rumored to be dating since last month when they were spotted at dinner together. Evans previously dated Minka Kelly and Collins was once linked with Zac Efron. He didn’t say no, but he didn’t say yes, which means you still have a chance.

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- Courtney Enlow

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Chris Evans Brings His Mom, Sisters as Dates to Avengers: Age of Ultron Premiere: Picture

14 April 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

What a guy! Chris Evans had not one, not two, but three lovely ladies on his arm at Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere in L.A. on Monday, April 13. Rather than squire recent flame Lily Collins to the event, the Captain America hunk, 33, brought his mom, Lisa, and his sisters, Carly and Shanna. The foursome posed together on the red carpet at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, where they rubbed elbows with Evans' many A-list costars. The actor, whose exes include Jessica Biel and Minka Kelly, looked dapper [...] »

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'Mortal Instruments' TV Series Pilot Gets Director McG

13 April 2015 11:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, we reported that ABC Family has issued a series order for their Mortal Instruments TV series entitled Shadowhunters, based on Cassandra Clare's best-selling novel series. Today, Deadline confirms that McG has signed on to direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on the series. While best known for recent films such as 3 Days to Kill and This Means War, the filmmaker has also directed pilot episodes for Fastlane, Chuck and The Mysteries of Laura.

The series follows the adventures of Clary Fray, who finds out on her 18th birthday that she is part of a long line of Shadowhunters, half-human and half-angel hybrids who are tasked with hunting demons. After Clary's mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, she is brought into this mysterious world by Jace and his best friend Simon, as she begins a journey of discovery while living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves. »

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Has Shadowhunters Found Its Clary? This Picture May Be a Huge Clue

7 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

ABC Family is adapting The Mortal Instruments into a TV show, and so far, the cast has remained a mystery - until now. Ok, it's still a mystery, but now there's a clue! Author Cassandra Clare posted a picture of herself alongside Molly Quinn in Los Angeles on Monday. The Castle actress has Clary's signature red locks (one of the reasons some fans weren't too hot on the movie's lead, dark-haired Lily Collins), and she actually lent her vocals to the audiobook version of 2012's City of Lost Souls. Could this just be a friendly picture, or is it a sign that we can expect casting news soon? With @mollyquinn93 in La! A photo posted by Cassie Clare (@cassieclare1) on Apr 6, 2015 at 1:59pm Pdt »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Can't-Miss Celebrity Pics!

3 April 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kate Hudson is clearly prepared for the hot La weather. The actress stepped out in La wearing a hot pair of supershort shorts, a halter top, and cool pair of sunglasses. Meanwhile, in NYC, Pharrell Williams got yet another reminder that he's made it: on Wednesday, the musician sized up his wax figure at Madame Tussauds. In other fun moments this week, Liam Hemsworth treated himself, Lily Collins epitomized glamour, and Drake was cute courtside. Keep reading to see all that and more! »

- Nick-Maslow

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The Mortal Instruments Drama Shadowhunters Goes Straight To Series At ABC Family

1 April 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Perhaps TV audiences will be kinder than moviegoers. After The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones went embarrassingly belly-up at the box office in the summer of 2013, Constantin Film was left in quite an unenviable position, having already planned a follow-up film that it was then forced to pull the plug on. Now, it appears that the Ya supernatural fantasy series, based on the novels by Cassandra Clare, are getting another shot at success in the form of an ABC Family series titled Shadowhunters.

Like City of Bones, the show is expected to focus on 18-year-old Clary Fray, who discovers on her birthday that she is descended from Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids tasked with hunting down monstrous demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped by forces of darkness, Clary is thrown headfirst into a supernatural New York City populated by faeries, vampires, werewolves and other fantastical denizens. With the help of Shadowhunter »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Johnny Depp's Daughter & More Celeb Offspring Flood Chanel Event

1 April 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The Chanel Metiers d'Art show in NYC on Tuesday night was a who's who of celebrity children.  Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis' 15-year-old daughter Lily-Rose Depp made her red carpet debut at the event, accompanying her mother to the show. Clad in a three-piece ensemble with a bold neckpiece and metallic belt, the short-haired beauty looked gorgeous and very fashion-forward. After briefly appearing in the 2014 film "Tusk," Lily-Rose is set to star alongside her famous father in the upcoming Kevin Smith flick "Yoga Hosers." But Depp wasn't the only celeb kid at the event! Phil Collins' actress daughter Lily Collins showed off her tight tummy in a two-piece dress that bared her midriff. While she's reportedly dating "Captain America" himself, Chris Evans, right now, she showed up to the event solo. Sean Penn and Robin Wright's 23-year-old daughter Dylan Penn stunned at the show as well, keeping »

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ABC Family Orders 'The Mortal Instruments' Series 'Shadowhunters'

31 March 2015 6:55 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After flopping at the box office, "The Mortal Instruments" is getting new life as a TV series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC Family has ordered "Shadowhunters," based on the novels by Cassandra Clare, straight to series, with the adaptation eyed for 13-episode first season. THR reported back in October that production company Constantin Film wanted to turn the franchise into a "high-end drama" series in order to "go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth" than a film franchise could.

The move is also financial, since the 2013 big screen adaptation, "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, only accrued $31 million at the domestic box office, cancelling plans for a movie sequel, "City of Ashes."

As in the film, "Shadowhunters" will center around Clary Fray, who discovers on her 18th birthday that she comes from a long line of human-angel hybrids »

- Katie Roberts

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‘The Mortal Instruments’ To Spread Its Wings On ABC Family

31 March 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Having failed to set the big screen ablaze a couple of years ago with City Of Bones, it’s hoped TV will prove a more fertile territory for an adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments book series.

Shadowhunters is to be produced by ABC Family. It focuses on Clary Fray, a teenage girl who’s about to find out she’s part-angel and has a secret family history of tracking down ancient monsters. Also featuring a range of classic creatures such as werewolves and the ubiquitous vampires, Clare’s saga has been a smash on the bookshelves, selling over 35 million copies around the world.

The author is naturally enthusiastic about having the brand extended to the lucrative live action market, releasing the following statement:

I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the ‘Shadowhunters’ to life. As a huge fan of longform television drama, I »

- Steve Palace

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Cassandra Clare’s ‘Shadowhunters’ Series comes to ABC Family

30 March 2015 6:46 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cassandra Clare’s immensely popular young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments is being brought to TV as Shadowhunters, a thirteen episode drama by ABC Family, THR is reporting. The story follows protagonist Clarissa “Clary” Fray, who discovers she descends from a lineage of “Shadowhunters,” human-angel amalgams who hunt demons. Clary’s mother is kidnapped and Clary, a Shadowhunter named Jace, and her best friend Simon embark on a rescue/journey of self-discovery.

ABC’s decision to take Shadowhunters comes after the 2013 misfire screen adaptation of the series in City of Bones, produced by Screen Gems. City of Bones starred Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, and there’s no word as to the casting of the new TV series.

Despite the paltry take by City of Bones ($31 million domestically), ABC Family president Tom Ascheim is confident, saying “Shadowhunters is a big, epic saga that will resonate with viewers »

- Max Wood

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'Mortal Instruments' TV Series Coming to ABC Family

30 March 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

ABC Family has picked up its first scripted saga-to-series, Shadowhunters, from The Mortal Instruments franchise, announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family and Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family. The series will go into production this May in Toronto.

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold. Here's what ABC Family »

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ABC Family Orders Mortal Instruments Drama ‘Shadowhunters’ Straight to Series

30 March 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

ABC Family has begun to prepare its Mortal Instruments. The network has given a straight-to-series order to Shadowhunters, a drama based on author Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments book series. Shadowhunters will be produced by Constantin Film, and Ed Decter (Helix, Unforgettable, The Client List) will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the drama, which is expected have a 13-episode first season order. A premiere date for Shadowhunters has not yet been determined, but casting is expected to be announced soon with production beginning in May in Toronto. Based on the six best-selling young adult fantasy book series, Shadowhunters follows 18 year old Clary Fray (played by Lily Collins in The Mortal Instruments film), who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is. She actually comes from a long line of Shadowhunters — human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, »

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The Mortal Instruments TV Series Is Coming to ABC Family

30 March 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While 2013's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones wasn't a breakout hit at the box office, ABC Family is giving the franchise a second shot. The network has ordered a full season of Shadowhunters, a new show based on Cassandra Clare's Ya books. "Shadowhunters is a big, epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Twilight franchises," ABC Family president Tom Ascheim said. "A New York Times bestseller for 122 consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, Shadowhunters is the perfect story to share with our audience." There's no premiere date yet, but we do know the first season will consist of 13 episodes. Production will begin in May, though no cast members have been announced yet. Lily Collins, Lena Headey, and Jared Harris starred in the movie, though it's highly doubtful they will be back for the series. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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The Mortal Instruments Gets a TV Show Called Shadowhunters

30 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones came out in 2013, I remember watching it in slight befuddlement. It was competently directed by Harald Zwart with a good performance from Lily Collins, but it just wasn't my thing at all. And, if I remember correctly, it ended with a weird sort of agreement between the two leads that they might be brother and sister, but they also might not be... and they just kind of decided to go with the latter assumption instead of really finding out lest they ruin their romance (if I'm wrong, feel free to tell me in the comments). If I'm right on that last point, it makes the franchise's move to ABC Family a tad ironic. But after City of Bones underperformed at the box office and a sequel in pre-production was scuttled, here we go. The Mortal Instruments will now take on a new life as Shadowhunters at the network, »

- Evan Dickson

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ABC Family Orders Shadowhunters, Based on The Mortal Instruments Series

30 March 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC Family is giving The Mortal Instruments a second chance at life.

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Despite the box-office disappointment of 2013’s Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Cassandra Clare’s popular young-adult book saga has been given a series order, with production beginning in Toronto this May.

Now titled Shadowhunters, the one-hour drama series will follow a girl named Clary Fray (played in the film by Lily Collins), who discovers on her 18th birthday that she’s a Shadowhunter — a human-angel hybrid born to hunt demons. »

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‘The Mortal Instruments’ Series: ABC Family Orders ‘Shadowhunters’

30 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC Family has ordered “Shadowhunters,” a series based on “The Mortal Instruments” franchise, Variety has learned.

The project marks the cabler’s first scripted “saga-to-series,” based on the bestselling book series by Cassandra Clare, who commented, “I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the ‘Shadowhunters’ to life. As a huge fan of longform television drama, I can’t wait to see the story unfold and for the fans to have more time with the world and the characters.”

“Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, and she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters — human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When Clary’s mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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9 franchise-starting young adult films that struggled

25 March 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

For every Harry Potter or Hunger Games series, there are those franchises that didn't quite set the world on fire...

Since Insurgent came out, I’ve been thinking about those less fortunate: the franchise wannabes. While Divergent may have succeeded financially, (a film that rode on the coat-tails of the even more lucrative The Hunger Games franchise) there are others who didn’t quite make it into the movie world’s big leagues. These are the franchise-starters that flopped, the films produced with the optimistic hope that they will bring in the readies and kick-start Hollywood’s latest franchise. Worse luck for them, really.

For the sake of simplicity, this list will zero in on Ya franchise-starters, films adapted from a young adult novel or with that audience in mind. There are plenty of more mature films that struggled such as Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, The A-Team »

- simonbrew

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Chris Evans, Lily Collins Step Out Together For First Time For Romantic Dinner Date — See the Pics!

25 March 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

New couple Chris Evans and Lily Collins made their public debut as a couple on Saturday, March 21. The Captain America: The First Avenger star, 33, and the Mortal Instruments actress, 26, enjoyed a romantic dinner date at Los Angeles eatery Pace. Collins, who donned sexy platform heels and a short dress, looked happier than ever while exiting the Laurel Canyon restaurant with a black polo-clad Evans.  Us Weekly exclusively revealed the pair were dating earlier this month after hitting it off at Vanity Fair’s star-studded Oscars party in February. "It's just [...] »

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