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Cassandra Clare hits back at Sherrilyn Kenyon's lawsuit alleging copying

12 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Clare’s lawyer issues statement that the young adult fantasy novelist expects ‘all of Ms Kenyon’s claims will be dismissed’

Young adult novelist Cassandra Clare is “surprised and disappointed” by a lawsuit accusing her of copying fantasy author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s novels, according to her lawyer, who has rejected Kenyon’ claims as baseless.

Related: Sherrilyn Kenyon sues Cassandra Clare for 'wilfully copying' her novels

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- Alison Flood

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‘Shadowhunter’ Author Cassandra Clare Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

10 February 2016 4:33 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The “Shadowhunter” book series has been a big success for Cassandra Clare — and according to a new lawsuit, it’s also a big ripoff of someone else’s work. Best-selling author Clare (pictured above) is being sued by fellow best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, who claims that Clare’s “Shadowhunter” book series infringes on her own “Dark-Hunter” series of books. “Defendant Clare, in writing ‘The Mortal Instruments’ and the ‘Shadowhunters’ series, knowingly and willfully copies the “Dark-Hunter” series and original elements therein to create a work or works substantially similar to and derivative of the ‘Dark-Hunter Series,'” the suit, filed Feb. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Shadowhunters: Season One Ratings

28 January 2016 1:23 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

This fantasy adventure series is based on the young adult fantasy book series by Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments. The books have been popular for years. Will the Shadowhunters TV show on Freeform have the same kind of longevity? How will it perform in the ratings? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

On the Shadowhunters TV show, young Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) celebrates her 18th birthday at a New York City nightclub and sees a group of teenagers with supernatural abilities attacking a demon. She realizes that she is the only person who can see them and later learns that she's one of a long line of demon hunters. When her mother is kidnapped, she must join other hunters to try to save her, all while learning about her new supernatural abilities. The rest of the cast includes Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude »

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5 Questions With … Katherine McNamara Of “Shadowhunters”

26 January 2016 12:26 PM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Katherine McNamara is wowing fans of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling series The Mortal Instruments, in Freeform’s dark and action-packed new series, Shadowhunters. In the series, 18-year-old Clary Fray discovers that she comes from a long line of shadowhunters — human/angel hybrids who hunt demons. McNamara shares a lot of insight into her character and the shadow world in our interview, and one thing I wanted to ask the actress about is her character’s luscious locks. She shares, “[Executive producer & Director of the pilot ] McG and myself, and [Series creator/executive producer] Ed Decter, and all of the creatives on the … Continue reading →

The post 5 Questions With … Katherine McNamara Of “Shadowhunters” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Kellie Freeze

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Shadowhunters Star Talks Simon's Vampire Crisis: 'The Danger Is Real'

26 January 2016 7:26 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Now that Shadowhunters‘ Clary and Simon are adjusting to their new supernatural surroundings, it’s time to throw another breed of nighttime creature their way. Enter… the vampires.

VideosShadowhunters: Follow the Show’s Cast Into the City of Bones

Following his kidnapping at the end of last week’s episode, Simon finds himself a prisoner of some pretty unsavory vamps this Tuesday (9/8c) — including an enticing little number named Camille Belcourt.

“She’s going to give Simon an introduction to the Downworld that isn’t given to most mundanes,” Alberto Rosende tells TVLine. “The audience will see how the Downworld works, »

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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

22 January 2016 11:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion. »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

22 January 2016 11:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion. »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Tweeks: Shadowhunters Review

21 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare is one of Maddy’s favorites. It’s about a a teenage girl, Clary Fray, who has angelic blood allowing her to protect the world from demons as a Shadowhunter.  Even though the 2013 movie City of Bones (based on the first book in the series) didn’t really work out that well, we were still pumped for the Freeform (the new name for ABC Family) series based on the books.  It stars Katherine McNamara (Girl Vs. Monster) as Clary, Alberto Rosende as Simon, Dominic Sherwood (Taylor Swift’s “Style” video) as Jace, and Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) as Magnus Bane. But the question is…did first 2 episodes of this fantasy  meet our expectations? Watch to find out.

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- Maddy and Anya Ernst

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Shadowhunters episode 2 review: The Descent Into Hell Is Easy

21 January 2016 1:34 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The news isn't good for anyone hoping that The Mortal Instruments TV show, Shadowhunters, would improve in episode 2...

This review contains spoilers.

1.2 The Descent Into Hell Is Easy

Hum. Well, bad news for anyone hoping that the awkwardness of the first episode was temporary. The second episode of Shadowhunters is just as stilted, just as full of impenetrable mystic mumbo-jumbo, and just as keen on explaining exactly who and what everyone and everything is at insomnia-curing length. It’s starting to look like this show just isn’t going to be any fun.

We pick up where we left off last time: with Clary making the choice to trust Jace, the pouty stranger with the medieval weapons cache, rather than turning to her best friend and/or her pseudo-stepfather for help saving her mother from a madman. Granted, seeing actual evidence of demonic activity might’ve swung it in his favour, »

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Shadowhunters Video: Follow the Show's Cast Into the City of Bones

19 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Friendly warning: This article contains spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of Shadowhunters.

Well, that didn’t take long.

The second installment of Freeform’s Shadowhunters on Tuesday brought viewers inside the infamous City of Bones, where Clary visited the equally infamous Silent Brothers in an attempt to regain her lost memories.

RelatedShadowhunters Premiere: Jocelyn’s Gift and 5 Other Changes From the Books

The episode also featured a huge bombshell, one not revealed until the end of Cassandra Clare’s first Mortal Instruments book: Clary is Valentine’s daughter!

As you allow that shocker to sink in, check out TVLine’s exclusive behind-the-scenes video, »

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Wrapid Fire: ‘Shadowhunters’ Star Dominic Sherwood Talks Runes, Costumes and First Kiss (Video)

19 January 2016 8:36 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Shadowhunters” star Dominic Sherwood answered a few “Wrapid Fire” questions about his new Freeform series during the latest episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking With the Stars.” Based on Cassandra Clare’s popular “The Mortal Instruments” series of novels, “Shadowhunters” features no shortage of complicated lingo, which Sherwood helpfully explains in the video. For example, in the series’ mythology, a “rune” is a mark worn on the body of a shadowhunter “to give us demon-fighting abilities,” Sherwood says with a wink to the camera. Also read: 'Shadowhunters' Scores Freeform-abc Family's Top Series Debut in 2 Years The actor also discusses »

- Reid Nakamura

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Shadowhunters

14 January 2016 5:42 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Freeform

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 12, 2016 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia, Isaiah Mustafa, and Harry Shum, Jr.

TV show description:      

This fantasy adventure series is based on the young adult fantasy book series by Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments.

On her 18th birthday, Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) is celebrating at the Pandemonium, a New York City nightclub. While there, she sees a group of teenagers with supernatural abilities attacking a demon who's entered the club. She realizes that she is the only person who can see them.

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Shadowhunters episode 1 review: The Mortal Cup

14 January 2016 2:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Can Shadowhunters come back from its disappointing first episode? Here's our review of The Mortal Instruments TV opener...

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 The Mortal Cup

Lots of pilot episodes seem a bit clunky. They’ve got a fair amount of setting up to do, after all – the first episode of anything needs to introduce its audience to a setting, to characters, and, if the show’s got any kind of sci-fi or fantasy element, to the rules of its universe. So sometimes you get a bit more telling than showing, and some on-the-nose dialogue. That’s generally forgivable. But in the case of Shadowhunters, its first episode was so awkward it might be hard to come back from it.

To give it its due, it gets the first part out of the way quickly and fairly elegantly. The opening sequence establishes that this is a magical world »

- louisamellor

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Shadowhunters Premiere: Jocelyn's Gift and 5 Other Changes From the Books

13 January 2016 3:19 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Friendly warning: This article discusses Shadowhunters‘ relation to the Mortal Instruments books. Beware potential spoilers about future plot twists!

Following The Mortal Instruments‘ forgettable 2013 big-screen adaptation, fans on Tuesday had high hopes for Freeform’s second incarnation of Cassandra Clare’s popular book series. After all, this one promised ad nauseam to remain faithful to its source material.

But did it?

As a reader of the books — I started chipping away when I found out this show was being made, so I’m not pretending to be a fan from Day 1 — I compiled a few of the changes that really jumped out at me, »

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5 Things to Expect From the ‘Shadowhunters’ Premiere

12 January 2016 9:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Shadowhunters” premieres Tuesday night on Freeform, and both fans of the book series and newcomers to the fantasy saga are expecting a lot. Based on young adult novels “The Mortal Instruments” by Cassandra Clare, the series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, a young girl who discovers that an entire world of demons, warlocks and Shadowhunters exists right under her nose. Here’s the rundown of what you can expect from the premiere, as well as from the series going forward: Also read: Why ABC Family Became Freeform Lots of new faces The vast majority of the show’s cast »

- Reid Nakamura

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Shadowhunters: Did Freeform's First Premiere Leave Its Mark on You?

12 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Some girls wish for a new car on their 18th birthdays, while others — like the leading lady of Freeform’s Shadowhunters — have to settle for a supernatural hand-me-down.

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Tuesday’s series premiere introduced viewers to Clary Fray (played by Katherine McNamara), a promising art student whose mother drops a hell of a family secret on her: It turns out she’s a Shadowhunter, a human-angel hybrid destined to defend our world from the forces of darkness.

Of course, none of this would be new information to Clary if her mother Jocelyn »

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‘Shadowhunters’ Star Katherine McNamara Talks ‘Edgier, Darker’ Freeform Series

12 January 2016 6:13 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Shadowhunters” makes its way to TV tonight on the newly rebranded Freeform (formerly ABC Family), offering a new spin on Cassandra Clare’s beloved “Mortal Instruments” novels, following a failed film adaptation “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” in 2013. Star Katherine McNamara, who plays Clary Fray, promises that the series is fit for longtime fans of the story and newcomers to the franchise.

NcNamara admits that she didn’t read the books until she started auditioning for the role, but after diving in, she says she relates to the whimsical fantasy tale because of Clare’s characters and their relationships.

Below, McNamara tells Variety why viewers will relate to “Shadowhunters,” how she did most of her own stunts and how Freeform allows the series to become edgy and dark.

Why is Clary Fray the perfect role for you?

I’ve been looking for a job like this to really grow »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Shadowhunters: Second Season Talk from Showrunner

12 January 2016 2:33 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The first season of the Shadowhunters TV series premieres tonight, at 9:00pm Et/Pt, on the newly minted channel, Freeform (formerly ABC Family). Before season one has even begun, showrunner Ed Decter is talking about Shadowhunters, season two.

Based on The Mortal Instruments fantasy book series by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray. Fray learns she is from a long line of demon fighting human-angel hybrids. The cast also includes: Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, and Harry Shum, Jr.

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'Shadowhunters' Series Premiere Recap: Clary Fray Discovers the Demon Underworld

12 January 2016 1:10 PM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

A few years ago when I read The Mortal Instruments for the first time, I was gripped by one thought: this would make an excellent TV series. While I find Cassandra Clare's book series to be just okay (to good), I thought that the base was there for a fantastic TV show. The premise is already pretty much Supernatural meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For that reason, Shadowhunters was my most anticipated winter series this year. The pilot episode is a good start on that promise. At the very least, it's certainly more exciting than the boring mess that was the movie adaptation, City of Bones.

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- editor@buddytv.com

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Shadowhunters Season 1 Review

12 January 2016 11:45 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

Like a damnably tenacious demon climbing out of hell, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments has risen from the ashes of a very bad big-screen take on Cassandra Clare’s Ya novels that bombed in theaters just three years ago, shapeshifting and shoehorning the same story of ridiculously attractive monster slayers in modern-day New York into a TV show format.

But disappointingly, though network Freeform (a newly rebranded ABC Family) is evidently hoping to attract more of an audience than the one drawn in by the film, this new series sticks almost exclusively to the same story beats – and almost perfectly mirrors its predecessor’s superficial and soulless flavor, albeit with much worse visual effects (and less subtlety, as indicated by the photo above).

The pilot is so bloated, attempting as it does to relay all the rules of its fictional universe through nauseatingly clunky »

- Isaac Feldberg

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