Shadowhunters First Look: Clary, ‘Malec’ and More Suit Up for Season 2

TVLINE – Shadowhunters doesn’t return until 2017, but based on these first-look photos from Season 2, Clary and the gang are more than ready to rumble.

Ahead of Saturday’s panel at New York Comic-Con, TVLine has an exclusive gallery of cast photos from the Freeform drama’s sophomore outing, featuring all your favorite Shadowhunters and Downworlders. (And speaking of Downworlders, Simon is starting to look real comfortable with those vampire fangs.)

Fortunately, there’s no sign of the evil Valentine in our gallery, though we promise you’ll be seeing plenty of Clary’s biological father as we head into Season 2. He does, after all, still have Jace under his control.

“We should be very worried about Jace,” former showrunner Ed Decter told TVLine following the first season finale. “As fans of the books know, he’s about to take a very dark journey.”

Shadowhunters season 2: Exclusive first look promises more Malec

EW.COM – When Shadowhunters ended its first season, Magnus and Alec had shared their first kiss, but not much else. The good news? That leaves a lot to be explored in season 2.

EW has an exclusive first look at a Malec moment from season 2, which picks up just moments after the season 1 finale. “We don’t miss a beat between the finale and the premiere,” showrunner Todd Slavkin tells EW. Slavkin and Darren Swimmer, best known for Smallville, are new to the show this season, taking over the series from Ed Decter, who helmed season 1.

Speaking specifically about what’s in store for Malec, Slavkin says: “Because of the complications in the end of season 1 and Jace now being gone, we get to really show the evolution of the relationship from the beginning. They’ve got to learn to know each other and we get to follow that path.

“They’re from such two different worlds — one’s a warlock, one’s a shadowhunter. One is super experienced and has lived for centuries and has bedded many, many, many men and women, and here’s Alec, who is a young lad who’s just leaping into the world of relationships. We thought it was great in season 1, and it’s a relationship that we’re deeply invested in and has such interesting potential.”

Shadowhunters returns to Freeform in 2017.

August Man Malaysia September Scans

August Man Malaysia September Scans

Matt is featured in the September issue of August Man Malaysia. I have added scans to the gallery from the magazine. Not the best quality, but you still definitely should still take a look! Matt looks so handsome. It’s definitely one of my favorite shoots now!

Matt Attends Teen Choice Awards

Matt Attends Teen Choice Awards

Yesterday (July 31), Matt attended the Teen Choice Awards. The gallery has been updated with high quality photos from the awards! Matt won for Choice TV: Breakout Star and Shadowhunters won Choice TV: Breakout Show. Congrats! Matthew also presented the award for “Choice Movie Breakout Star” with the Bella Twins, you can watch it below.

“Shadowhunters” Promotional Shoot

“Shadowhunters” Promotional Shoot

I have updated the gallery with a promotional shoot that was released a few months ago from Shadowhunters to the gallery.

SOHO International Film Festival

Hi everyone! I’m sorry for the lack of updates on the site. I’ve now added high quality photos of Matt attending the SOHO International Film Festival earlier this month on June 9th and June 11th. Enjoy.

Second Wave of “Teen Choice 2016” Nominees

The second wave of of nominations for Teen Choice 2016 has been announced. Matthew and Shadowhunters have been nominated! The awards will take place on Sunday, July 31, LIVE on FOX.

Voting for Wave Two is now officially open via TeenChoice.com, the FOX NOW app and Twitter. Starting today through Thursday, June 23 at 12:00 PM PT, fans can vote once each day per category, per platform user ID, for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2016 Wave Two nominees. Vote via Twitter by tweeting a category hashtag (please see below) with the nominee’s name (either @nominee, or if the nominee does not have a Twitter account, please use #nominee). Fans may only vote for one TEEN CHOICE nominee per Tweet.

Choice TV: Breakout Show (#ChoiceTVBreakoutShow)
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
“Lucifer”
“Quantico”
“Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”
“Stitchers”
“Supergirl”

Choice TV: Breakout Star (#ChoiceTVBreakoutStar)
Priyanka Chopra, “Quantico”
Matthew Daddario, “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”
Tom Ellis, “Lucifer”
Emma Ishta, “Stitchers”
Katherine McNamara, “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”
Cam Newton, “All In With Cam Newton”

Matthew Daddario for The Luxer

Matthew Daddario for The Luxer

Standing at 6’3’’ with raven black hair, and piercing hazel eyes, Matthew Daddario definitely has a seraphic presence about him. It should come as no surprise, then, that he is one of the stars of Shadowhunters, a new show on the Freeform network based on The Mortal Instruments book series, about a centuries-old war between angels and demons. Playing Alec Lightwood, the stoic, selfless warrior on the side of good, Daddario was aware of how this character has been beloved by fans of the books. Luckily, this role suits him to a T—not only in appearance, but also because he can relate to Alec’s humanity. He tries to find the qualities that make Alec vulnerable, and translates that to the screen.

Originally from the Upper East Side of New York City, Daddario went on auditions for commercials as a child. “My mother wanted me to learn how to speak publicly, and she figured this would be a way to get me comfortable with speaking to other people,” he said. He would later attend Indiana University Bloomington, where he majored in business, seemingly abandoning acting entirely. But after seeing his sister, Alexandra Daddario, going after her dream of becoming an actress, he did an about-face.

“I wouldn’t say it was a mistake to study business in college, but it wasn’t my passion,” he said. “I was doing something that I thought would be best for my future. I then realized that business is not the thing I wanted to be doing, but thought I should be doing.”

Daddario already looks the part of a star, and has amassed a hefty social-media following, but he knows that this isn’t enough to secure lasting success in his industry. For him, great actors become iconic based on their performances. Harrison Ford, for instance, is someone he admires. “He became part of our culture because of great roles like Indiana Jones and Han Solo,” he said. “Getting great roles like that is something every guy wants.”

And though Alec in Shadowhunters may not be as renowned as Ford’s career-making personas, it is an important launch pad to rocket to greater things. Indeed, this up-and-comer has his sights set on the stars. As he said, “If I didn’t go into acting, I would have tried to be an astronaut.”

Rising to stardom with “Shadowhunters”

You auditioned for the original film, The Mortal Instruments, and didn’t get the gig. Did you feel vindicated in any way after getting cast in the television series?
When I got cast in the show, I wasn’t thinking about the movie. Also, I don’t believe that feeling vindicated requires feeling animosity or bitterness. And I wasn’t bitter about not being cast. So, I didn’t feel vindicated, but, in this instance, they made the right choice.
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Matthew Daddario for 1883 Magazine

Matthew Daddario for 1883 Magazine

Matthew has done a new photoshoot and interview with 1883 Magazine. You can check out some amazing outtakes in our gallery and read the interview below.

Taking a break from slaying demonic entities, co-star of the Freeform fantasy series ‘Shadowhunters’, New Yorker Matthew Daddario (aka. Alec Lightwood) discussed with us his role, tastes and thoughts on possessing an army of fan-girls.

Based on the fantasy novels ‘The Mortal Instruments’, ‘Shadowhunters’ brings the vision of author Cassandra Clare to the small screen. With one season of brilliant, outlandish events already under their belt, a second round of demi-angel on demon action can be expected, as Freeform announced a sequel series earlier this year.

Growing up, was acting the only thing you could see yourself doing or was there anything you could have been doing now in place of acting?
Acting was more my sister’s thing, I only came to it through her. For a little while, my mum would have me do auditioning as a way of building public speaking skills and to give me confidence speaking in front of other people. I didn’t enjoy it much as I was scared of it and found it kind of terrifying. I had other things going on and it wasn’t until I was a bit older at 18 or 19 that I started picking it back up again.

If you could go back and tell your younger self some words of advice, what would they be?
It’s easy to say in retrospect, “I should have done this or that” but given the information that was available to me at the time I think I made pretty good decisions. So I would say, maybe I should have focused a little more on doing what makes you happy and less on what you think will lead to a more classical and successful career.

What your favourite artists or influences from any genre?
I think the people who like art and that kind of space are not people who are in any way similar to me. So for example, I really enjoy Jimi Hendrix, and he is the coolest singer ever. I don’t like guitar and I am not particularly musical but I think Jimi Hendrix is just the coolest. In another space I think that Picasso is super cool as he represents a person who was absolutely astonishing as an artist and then he moved away from the classical art and created something completely new which is astonishing.
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New Promotionals of Matt, Harry, and Isaiah

New Promotionals of Matt, Harry, and Isaiah

The Shadowhunters’ facebook page has released a few new promotionals of Matt with co-stars Harry Shum Jr. and Isiah Mustafa! You can check out the promotionals in our gallery!

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