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Dominic Sherwood (Jace) and Katherine McNamara (Clary) both got permanent tattoos of the angelic rune after wrapping up season 1 production.
Matthew Daddario (Alec) originally auditioned for the role of Jace. Upon seeing his audition, author Cassandra Clare told the casting directors he'd make a better Alec, and he got the role.
Stephen R. Hart played Brother Jeremiah in the movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and has now been cast in the same role for the TV series Shadowhunters.
Shadowhunters has been confirmed for a second season as of March 14th 2016
The whole cast of Shadowhunters are reading The Mortal Instruments series so they can better understand their characters.
Harry Shum Jr and Matthew Daddario both auditioned for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood respectively in the film version of the TV series, City of Bones.
In the books Maureen Johnson was a 14 year old fan of Simon Lewis and had a crush on him. In the show Maureen is played by Shailene Garnett who is in her 20s and is part of Simon's band.
While the show was just announced, the show's Twitter account asked fans who they would want to play these characters. There was an overwhelming response to the idea of Simon Lewis being played by his actor in the movie - Robert Sheehan.
Sigourney Weaver was cast as the Inquisitor for the canceled film sequel The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.
Due to the unpopularity of the first film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes was cancelled and it was later decided to reboot the series in a television format.
The series is set to premiere in early 2016. Thirteen episodes have been commissioned, but the season could contain more based on the popularity of the show.
Characters who came later on in the books (like Inquisitor Imogen Herondale and Meliorn), have been brought in earlier in the show.
The characters have been aged up, by at least 2-3 years.
Cassandra Clare - author of The Mortal Instruments - met the cast on the 11th of July, 2015 and said that they all love their characters and can relate to them in some way.
The first episode, the pilot, is titled 'The Mortal Cup'. It is said to show the Institute in this episode.
Katherine McNarama and Harry Shum Jr. both had parts in Glee (2009-2015)- Katherine as Bunhead #1 and Harry as Mike Chang.
On March 14, during a live chat on the Shadowhunters Facebook page, it was announced that the show was being renewed for a second season.
Began filming on 25 May 2015 in Toronto, Canada
Alan Van Sprang was officially cast as Valentine in May 2015
Alyssa Veniece who will play a werewolf named Justine in the tv series also played a vampire in the movie adaption, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Dominic Sherwood was officially cast in April 2015 to play the role of Jace.
Clary Fray is attending the 'Brooklyn Academy Of Art'. And Simon Lewis is an accounting student in NYU
The cast revealed in a video on Facebook, that Shadowhunters (2016) got picked up for season 2 [March 14, 2016]
Dominic Sherwood was the first cast member announced for the new series
On 1 May 2015, Alberto Rosende was announced to appear in the show and Emeraude Toubia was cast to play Isabelle Lightwood
Young director William Martinko has taken interest in directing the pilot of the series.
The opening theme song is 'This Is The Hunt' by Ruelle.
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Based on the book series "The Mortal Instruments" by Cassandra Clare.
In the books, Luke owned a book store. The werewolf base was in an abandoned police station.
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Simon Lewis' band has different members than that of the book.
The first four official stills from the show were released on 3rd August 2015.
Matthew Daddario is cast to play Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood and Isaiah Mustafa have been cast to play NYPD officer and werewolf Luke Garroway [May 2015]
On May 6 2015 'Katherine McNamera (I)' was added to the cast as Clary Fray.
Alberto Rosende's character Simon Lewis in Season 1 episode 2 refers to Dominic Sherwood's character upon first meeting him as "this Mick Jagger looking guy". In 2012 Dominic Sherwood played Mick Jagger in the Not Fade Away
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In the tv show, they have many computers and electronics at the institute, but in Cassandra Clare's new book, lady midnight, it says that the clave "resisted the advent of modernity but even more so any engagement with mundane culture"
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The show is also known as a 'Netflix Original Series' as Netflix has the rights to stream the series in every country, except the US (Freeform has the rights for the US). The series debuted on January 13th on Netflix, one day after the US debut, and each week a new episode was added to be streamed (each of them being released a day after airing in the US). This means that Netflix can continue streaming the series even if Freeform does not wish to do so, and vice versa.
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Both Maxim Roy and Jade Hassouné were on Heartland.
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In several promotional posters for the series, Emeraude Toubia's pose (complete with whip in the midst of being cracked) is almost identical to that of the cover art for the early games of the Castlevania series, which features vampire hunter Simon Belmont as the protagonist.
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Shadowhunters received an age rating of 15 from the BBFC in the UK, which is similar to the TV-14 rating in the US.
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The first TV series to air on the network Freeform.
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Luke Garroway aka Lucian Graymark is the leader of the werewolf pack. Michael Sheen played a werewolf pack leader named Lucian in the Underworld franchise.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The director and others have been rumored to be adding more in-depth scenes of the relationship between Magnus Bane, High Warlock of Brooklyn, and Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunter. In the behind the scenes documentary, The Making of Shadowhunters: Beyond the Shadows, there is a brief showing of the script for episode 12. It is titled Malec which is the ship name for Alec+Magnus.
The ruby necklace that Isabelle wears throughout the show was originally not going to be used however, when fans began to argue its importance it was added into the storyline
Warlock/Shadowhunter, Theresa "Tessa" Gray has been mentioned two times throughout the series; when Magnus is speaking to Elias in episode four, Raising Hell, he tells Elias to tell Tessa to put up the wards and in episode 12, Malec, Tessa is on the list of three warlocks that could have put the spell of Jocelyn, along with Catarina Loss and Ragnor Fell.

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