EW.COM – If you thought your life was complicated, you should really talk to Clary Fray. The protagonist of the upcoming series Shadowhunters, based on the Mortal Instruments books, discovers on her 18th birthday that not only is there a Shadow World full of supernatural beings, but she’s a half-angel, half-human who’s destined to protect the world from demons. Or at least, that’s where her journey begins.
For the rest of the story, we turned to Shadowhunters cast members Katherine McNamara (Clary Fray), Dominic Sherwood (Jace Wayland), Alberto Rosende (Simon Lewis), Emeraude Toubia (Isabelle Lightwood), Matthew Daddario (Alec Lightwood), Isaiah Mustafa (Luke Garroway), and Harry Shum Jr. (Magnus Bane), who attempted to describe the plot of their show in 30 seconds.
Shadowhunters premieres Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on Freeform.
Access Hollywood has posted a new Shadowhunters featurette about runes. Check it out below!
TVLINE.COM – Who’s ready for another vocabulary lesson? (Yes, we realize that Christmas is not a school day, but we think you’ll really like this one.)
Last week, TVLine presented you with four terms every Shadowhunters fan will need to know before the series’ Jan. 12 premiere (ABC Family/Freeform, 9/8c), and we’re back again — along with stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Matthew Daddario, Alberto Rosende and author Cassandra Clare — for another exclusive behind-the-scenes vocab lesson.
In addition to explaining key terminology, the video also gives us a look at Jace and Alec — they’re “parabatai,” which you’ll understand after watching — in action, and it’s kind of epic.
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.