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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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 See more »


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


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Now I'm hooked!
20 February 2018 | by p_bubblegumSee all my reviews

I finally got around to watching this series on Netflix after a long delay due to reading a few negative reviews but wanted to finally make my opinion.

Firstly I was interested in the story - I haven't read the books but was introduced to the Shadow Hunter world by the movie so I dont have much to comapre or judge, but it's the same story line I'm most interested in. (There will always be a divide between book and movie/tv versions of any narrative).

Yes I agree the first couple episodes seem a bit lacking but you can't hot a home run straight off the first bat. I kept watching and finding getting more and more drawn in & constantly hitting next episode. I was initially dissapointed there seemed to be only 2 seasons but so excited now it is still continuing because now I'm hooked!

Notes: I think more raw emotion coming from the actors/characters and little less cliche moments will benefit but all characters stories are smooth and not over complicated but detailed that it doesnt create plot holes. Perhaps more focus on the inner character developments so we can get really attached to indivudals backstory and their life choices.

But still I am hanging out for the next season and I recommend at least watching the whole first season before making a judgement call - if it aint your thing fine but dont rain on others parade.

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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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1.78 : 1
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