TVLINE.COM – If you plan on checking out ABC Family/Freeform’s Shadowhunters (Jan. 12, 9/8c), you’ll need to brush up on your demon-slaying vocabulary first.
Fortunately, TVLine has an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature, in which the key players of the supernatural series — Dominic Sherwood, Katherine McNamara, Matthew Daddario, Harry Shum Jr. and author Cassandra Clare — break down a few of the (many) new words you’ll encounter in the Shadow World, including “shadowhunter,” “rune,” “stele” and “warlock.”
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.
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!
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!
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