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Dominic Sherwood (Jace), Katherine McNamara (Clary) and the rest of the cast got permanent tattoos of the angelic rune after wrapping up season 1 production.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The whole cast of Shadowhunters are reading The Mortal Instruments series so they can better understand their characters.
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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.
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The opening theme song is 'This Is The Hunt' by Ruelle.
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Characters who came later on in the books (like Inquisitor Imogen Herondale and Meliorn), have been brought in earlier in the show.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The characters have been aged up, by at least 2-3 years.
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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.
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In the books, Luke owned a book store. The werewolf base was in an abandoned police station.
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Began filming on 25 May 2015 in Toronto, Canada
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Sigourney Weaver was cast as the Inquisitor for the canceled film sequel The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.
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Alan Van Sprang was officially cast as Valentine in May 2015
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Alyssa Veniece who plays a werewolf named Justine in the TV series also played a vampire in the movie adaption, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
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Dominic Sherwood was the first cast member announced for the new series
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Dominic Sherwood was officially cast in April 2015 to play the role of Jace.
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Katherine McNamara and Harry Shum Jr. both had part in Glee (2009-2015)- Katherine as Bunhead #1 and Harry as Mike Chang.
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The first episode, the pilot, is titled 'The Mortal Cup'. It is said to show the Institute in this episode.
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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
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Clary Fray is attending the 'Brooklyn Academy Of Art'. And Simon Lewis is an accounting student in NYU
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On 1 May 2015, Alberto Rosende was announced to appear in the show and Emeraude Toubia was cast to play Isabelle Lightwood
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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 first TV series to air on the network Freeform after they changed their name from ABC Family.
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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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Based on the book series "The Mortal Instruments" by Cassandra Clare.
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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]
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Young director William Martinko took interest in directing the pilot of the series.
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Simon Lewis' band has different members than that of the book.
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The first four official stills from the show were released on 3rd August 2015.
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On May 6 2015 'Katherine McNamera (I)' was added to the cast as Clary Fray.
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Maxim Roy, Jade Hassouné, and Kaitlyn Leeb were all on Heartland in different episodes.
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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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Season 1 of Shadowhunters is rated 12 in the UK (with the exception of the finale which is rated 15) for moderate violence and threat, whereas Season 2 is rated a 15 for strong violence and gory scenes.
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Daddario is no stranger to playing a gay character, his character in Delivery Man was also gay.
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Cancelled by Freeform and Netflix after 3 seasons, due to licensing disputes and economic difficulty.
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Lola Flanery (Seelie Queen) and Alexandra Ordolis (Ollie) play mother and daughter in The Mist (2017).
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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.
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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
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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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In the book series, Sister Cleophas was Luke and Amatis's mother and left when they were young. Where as in the show she is their sister and joined the Iron Sisters because Luke had become a werewolf
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In the book Clary's mother, Jocelyn, does not die. In the show, however, she does.
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