Yesterday we learned that ABC Family is will be the network to air the Shadowhunters Series. While I featured the news from Cassandra Clare, and The Hollywood Reporter here, I wanted to share ABC's official press release. Here is the official press release on the exciting news,
Fans may also enjoy reading articles from the following news/media outlets who also shared in the Shadowhunters TV series news; EW, MTV News, Deadline, as well as The Hollywood Reporter, who's article I shared yesterday here on the blog.ABC FAMILY ENTERS A WORLD WHERE ALL LEGENDS ARE TRUEWITH THE SAGA SERIES PICK UP OF “SHADOWHUNTERS”Series Is Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book SeriesThe Mortal Instruments by Author Cassandra ClareBurbank, CA (March 30, 2015) – ABC Family has picked up its first scripted saga-to-series, “Shadowhunters,” from The Mortal Instruments franchise, announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family and Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family. The series will go into production this May in Toronto.Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.“’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,” said Ascheim. “A New York Times bestseller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, ‘Shadowhunters’ is the perfect story to share with our audience.”Burke continued, “Clary is a strong, dynamic and captivating character that our audience will immediately identify with. They will want her to succeed and will root for her on her journey to become who she was always meant to be. The series has a passionate fan base and an expansive universe that can sustain multiple seasons to come.”“I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the Shadowhunters to life. As a huge fan of long-form television drama, I can’t wait to see the story unfold and for the fans to have more time with the world and the characters,” added book author, Cassandra Clare.“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film, and Ed Decter serves as executive producer and showrunner.
Shortly after the news broke, official media sites for ShadowhuntersTV were up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I've linked their accounts below.
Be sure to follow these accounts to stay up with the latest news and more about the TV series!