EW.COM – “You’re Clary freakin’ Fray, you can do anything!”
It’s time to welcome another kickass leading lady to the small screen in the upcoming ABC Family (soon to be renamed Freeform) drama, Shadowhunters.
Based on the best-selling book series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters will take fans on an action-packed ride filled with drama, demons and plenty of “sexy” moments — and only ETonline has the exclusive scoop straight from the cast!
“The Shadowhunters story is about Clary Fray being sucked into the Shadowhunter’s world,” Dominic Sherwood, who plays Jace, shares in our video above. “The tagline is all the legends are true so everything you ever grew up hearing about, the fairy tales, they all exist in this world.”
Katherine McNamara, who stars as the hybrid heroine Clary, promises that fans are in for a treat when “demons, vampires, werewolves, seelies, warlocks, and any other manner of creature” are introduced to the audience through Clary’s eyes.
“On her 18th birthday, things start to happen and [Clary] starts to see all these weird things, and having all these weird flashes of memories,” the 20-year-old actress reveals. “She discovers that she is in fact a Shadowhunter, which is a half angel, half human hybrid.”
So what exactly must Shadowhunters do? “Their sole purpose in the world is to protect the humans — or the mundanes — from the rest of the shadow-world,” McNamara explains.
Press play on our first look video above to get even more Shadowhunters scoop from stars Matthew Daddario, and Harry Shum Jr.!
The series premiere of Shadowhunters debuts Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.
MTV.COM – It’s not easy Christmas shopping for Magnus Bane. He’s literally seen and done it all in his 300 years. So what do you get for the immortal warlock who has everything? We asked author Cassandra Clare and the cast of Freeform’s (née ABC Family) upcoming series “Shadowhunters” what they would get the High Warlock of Brooklyn for the holidays — and needless to say, it sparked a few heated debates.
Does Magnus love Chairman Meow more than he loves Alec? Would an all-powerful warlock use a cleaning service? And when it comes to the age-old boxers vs. briefs debate, is Magnus really more of a sexy thong kind of guy? One thing is for certain: Magnus Bane is about to have a Christmas he’ll never forget.
5. Matthew Daddario thought Magnus would be really into antiquities.
“I’d get him old things,” Daddario said. “I get him antiquities.” Little did Daddario know that this would spark a huge debate among the “Shadowhunters” cast.
“He already has those antiquities because he’s 300 years old,” Sherwood said, to which Daddario responded: “He has them because he likes them. So I would get him new ones.”
However, Sherwood wasn’t ready to let this one go. “But he had them when they were new,” he said. “How do you get somebody new antiquities? He already had those antiquities when they were new in that era. Buying them when they’re old would just be moronic.”
Clearly, Sherwood does not spend his Sunday afternoons thrifting for ~ vintage ~ finds.
8. Daddario then had another, less controversial, idea.
“Get him cable. The full package with HBO and everything. Maybe even a subscription to Netflix. I feel like Alec would enjoy that, too.”
If you missed the special Beyond The Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters that aired on Sunday night, you can watch it now below! I will be adding screencaptures later this week!
New character posters for “Shadowhunters” have been released! I’ve added the Alec poster to the gallery! Check out the Jace poster over at Starring Dominic Sherwood!
I have added one HQ behind the scenes of Matt with Emeraude Toubia from the first episode of Shadowhunters, “The Mortal Cup” to the gallery!
A high quality one-minute preview of “Shadowhunters” has now been released by the official twitter account. Watch it below! Shadowhunters will premiere Tuesday, January 12 at 9/8c!
— Shadowhunters (@ShadowhuntersTV) November 28, 2015
Entertainment Weekly released new promotional shoot images from “Shadowhunters” earlier today. Take a look at the new photos by clicking the previews below!
ABC Family – Don’t miss Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters on Sunday, December 16 at 9:30pm/8:30c on ABC Family, soon to be Freeform!