THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS revival SHADOWHUNTERS will go straight to series on ABC Family!
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS television adaptation SHADOWHUNTERS will get more than just a chance at success– It’s already been given a full series! While most shows in development must produce and screen a pilot to prove their worth before the network guarantees a series, ABC Family has ordered SHADOWHUNTERS straight to series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that means the show will be guaranteed a full 13 episode first season from the station!
Cassandra Clare posted a video in support of the show on the new official @ShadowhuntersTV Twitter account and the show:
— Shadowhunters (@ShadowhuntersTV) March 30, 2015
ABC Family president Tom Ascheim says SHADOWHUNTERS is just what the station needs:
“Shadowhunters is a big, epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight franchises. A New York Times best-seller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, Shadowhunters is the perfect story to share with our audience.”
Casting for SHADOWHUNTERS is currently underway in Los Angeles, but no casting decisions have been solidified yet. Production on the show will begin this May in Toronto.