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Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (original title)
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After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.


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Series cast summary:
Katherine McNamara ...  Clary Fray 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Dominic Sherwood ...  Jace Wayland 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Alberto Rosende ...  Simon Lewis 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Matthew Daddario ...  Alec Lightwood 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Emeraude Toubia ...  Isabelle Lightwood 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Isaiah Mustafa ...  Luke Garroway 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Harry Shum Jr. ...  Magnus Bane / ... 55 episodes, 2016-2019
Alisha Wainwright ...  Maia Roberts 35 episodes, 2017-2019
David Castro ...  Raphael Santiago 29 episodes, 2016-2019
Alan Van Sprang ...  Valentine Morgenstern / ... 25 episodes, 2016-2019


Clary Fray is a normal teenager living in Brooklyn with her mother. One day, she discovers that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters; humans born with angelic blood that fight to protect our world from demons. After her mother is kidnapped, Clary must team up with three Shadowhunters: Jace, Alec and Isabelle and her best friend Simon on a quest to find her mother and recover her past. Written by Emma Wolfe

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demon | warlock | vampire | werewolf | rune | See All (24) »


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Dominic Sherwood was the first cast member announced for the new series and he cast in April 2015 See more »


In season 1, the Shadowhunters' rune tattoos are red, while in season 2 they are black. See more »


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Show for Bored teens nothing more
9 September 2020 | by SnakeDisSee all my reviews

The introduction was somehow decent first episode wasn't totally terrible the gci or i don't know what is called , was amazing showing great potentials but then comes clary or the (actor) first of all every time she speaks doesn't sound normal humanbeing would speak she speaks like she is the living incarnation of drama her acting didn't really make the character make sense at all and the dialogue was so corney i couldn't stand most conversations she made and she is the main character , Frist major flaw Her relationship with Jace i am not aganist romance but do it right all there conversations turns to be corney as hell and away from the point and overall not intersting, The actors didn't make me feel like they are the characters they are providing us poor acting and poor dialogue they had some were good but most of it was bad , And it really doesn't make sense when they show clary beating izzy in a combat 1 v 1 it was so unrealstic and cringe because imagin one is trained to be a fighter since birth and the other learned how to fight just a couple of month ago do you think that clary would be able to touch someone that has been training most of their life ? a one that hasn't trained on weapone yet just to show her as some badass ! Second major thing that doesn't make any sense is her going on missions without even being trained !, Moving on to the main villian for the first season and most of the second one "Valentine" i know that his name might be orginaly from the books but i seriously couldn't take someone called Valentine seriously even when his name comes in converstation i can't make a connection between his name and how serious the situation is , and the villian MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL like he betrayed his orginzation that he swore to serve and betrayed his "brother like" "parptay bond" i guess is called That's actually good made me intersted THEN Never telling us WHY HE DID IT? gives us No Explination why he did it or Why he got SO MOTIVATED to do it ,Moving on to Clary's mother Now BIG ISSUE HERE Clarey mother had no importance to connect with the audiance we don't know her\seen enough of her to even care about her being kidnapped or to relate with what the main character felt when her mother died , Her mother had no VALUE in the show what so ever except being a motivation for the main character that's why when she died noone cared Then when clarey mother actually died clarey didn't express any emotion like your mother you were trying to save died A Horrible death two minutes ago And continue to say that she is : Okay, like why the hell were you so motivated to SAVE HER if you didn't care about her from the BEGINING??!!, it Simply doesn't make anysense it's a show for bored teens no more no less Even in that case you Watch this if it's your last resort

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Release Date:

12 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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