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Aziz Ansari, whose next show will be on Netflix.
Hi everyone! I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2. Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart. I couldn’t have asked for better cast mates to work with either. They are the most down to earth, talented and kind souls that I am so happy to have met. Then there’s our show runner @Christiantwit1 who is so awesomely talented and made a show that I am so incredibly proud to be a part of. A very special thank »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The story follows eighteen-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. Jace is a narcissistic, skilled soldier seeking revenge on those who killed his father.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
As previously reported, the series will follow a girl named Clary Fray (who has yet to be cast), who discovers on her 18th birthday that she’s a Shadowhunter: a human-angel hybrid born to hunt demons. Following her mother’s kidnapping, Clary teams up with a fellow Shadowhunter (Sherwood’s »
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
ABC Family has found its male lead for new series “Shadowhunters,” based on the best-selling “Mortal Instruments” novels by Cassandra Clare, TheWrap has learned. Actor Dominic Sherwood, who last starred in the “Vampire Academy” film, will play Jace, one of the titular Shadowhunters in the urban fantasy adaptation. “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. »
- Linda Ge
British actor Dominic Sherwood (Vampire Academy, the Taylor Swift "Style" video) has been cast as the male lead Jace in Shadowhunters, ABC Family’s straight-to-series drama based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The series, whose first episode is being directed by McG, 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… »
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
Poor box office sank plans for a second Mortal Instruments movie, but the franchise will live on in a different form. ABC Family has set McG to direct the first episode of Shadowhunters, based on the fantasy Ya series by Cassandra Clare. More details on the Mortal Instruments TV series after the jump. Deadline reports […]
- Angie Han
Young Adult literary adaptations have dominated the movie box office for some time now – with titles such as Twilight, The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner all generating their own cinematic franchises. It was inevitable that television would find a way to jump on that gravy train, and ABC Family has ordered their version – Shadowhunters – straight to series, with McG at the helm of the pilot episode.
Shadowhunters is a television spinoff from the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, which was adapted from the book of the same name by Cassandra Clare. That book is the first of a series of six Young Adult fantasy novels, which itself fits into a larger series of writing, titled The Shadowhunter Chronicles. The series is built around the character of Clarissa “Clary” Fray – a teenager who makes surprising discoveries about her identity and her parentage. Through a sequence of shocking events and revelations, »
- Sarah Myles
Filmmaker Pierre Morel ("Taken") will direct the Lifetime drama pilot "The Clan Of The Cave Bear" for Fox 21 TV Studios, Lionsgate TV, Imagine TV and Allison Shearmur Prods. The work is based on the first book of Jean M. Auel's Earth’s Children series.
The story is set more than 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals shared Earth with the first early modern humans and a band of cave dwellers adopt blond and blue-eyed Ayla (Millie Brady) a child of the 'Others'. Linda Woolverton wrote the pilot and is executive producing with Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Allison Shearmur, Francie Calfo and Jean M. Auel.
Meanwhile, "Charlie's Angels" and "Terminator Salvation" director McG has signed on to direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on ABC Family's "Shadowhunters" series. Ed Decter wrote the pilot script and will serve as show runner.
An adaptation of Cassandra Clare's »
- Garth Franklin
According to Deadline McG (nothing to do with McDonald’s) will be in the director’s chair for the premiere episode of “Shadowhunters,” the straight-to-series drama based on Cassandra Clare’s Ya fantasy series The Mortal Instruments, which was recently picked up by… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
I didn’t think I could be any less confident in ABC Family’s The Mortal Instruments TV show, Shadowhunters, but then in came this update. According to Deadline, McG is set to direct the first episode and executive produce the straight-to-series drama based on the Cassandra Clare-penned Ya books, which is scheduled to go into production in Toronto next month. Back when Constantin Film first announced plans to turn the source material into a show, I thought they were nuts. Their 2013 film adaptation was expected to kick off a franchise but tanked, taking in just $31.2 million total at the domestic box office. If you tack on the international earnings, it brings the grand total to $90.6 million, which is well clear of the supposed $60 million production budget, but even then, that number still suggests the large majority aren’t interested. [caption id="attachment_277168" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via ScreenGems[/caption] Regardless, Constantin pushed forward with »
- Perri Nemiroff
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. »
McG is set to direct the opening episode of Shadowhunters, the straight-to-series drama based on Cassandra Clare's Ya fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments, which was recently picked up by ABC Family. McG also will executive produce the series, a spinoff of the 2013 feature film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, alongside writer-showrunner Ed Decter. Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she… »
Now, for Europe, it’s the next high-end drama. All over Europe, as Cannes’ Mip TV market will underscore, pay TV operators (Canal Plus and Sky), broadcasters (Italy’s Mediaset, Spain’s Atresmedia), and some of its mightiest film-tv production companies (France’s Studiocanal, Germany’s Constantin) are either moving into English-language drama or amping up production.
Several market factors are at work. “There’s a highly competitive U.S. market for drama in premium and basic cable,” says Tim Westcott, analyst at Ihs Technology. “In international, premium pay TV operators are looking to invest in original series to protect their core business from Svod operators who are offering content more cheaply.”
The result: A near feeding frenzy for the production and acquisition of ambitious, »
- John Hopewell
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 »
It’s official: “The Hunger Games” is getting theme park rides. American fans of the dystopian Ya series will have to travel a bit further than “Harry Potter” fans did for the Florida park. “The Hunger Games” rides will be in Dubai, as part of a LIonsgate zone in motiongate Dubai, a Hollywood-themed park that will open in October 2016. The park will also include a live stage show based on Lionsgate’s “Step Up” franchise. No word yet on what other movies will inspire attractions or what the “Hunger Games” rides would look like. Maybe some archery virtual reality ride? A salon where you can get a Capitol-style makeover? A Victory Tour train ride around the park? Not sure how they’re going to simulate kids killing off kids though… Also in this week’s 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Showtime’s “House of Lies” and Netflix’s “Bloodline” get renewed, »
- Emily Rome
After its feature film series failed to get past the first instalment, The Mortal Instruments franchise has been given a new chance of life on the small screen, with ABC Family playing an order for Shadowhunters, based on Cassandra Clare’s bestselling Ya book series.
“I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the Shadowhunters to life,” states Clare. “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.”
As per Variety, 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, »
- Gary Collinson
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
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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