Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Dominic Sherwood cast as Jace Wayland in Shadowhunters

@McGsWonderland (exec producer for Shadowhunters) teased the fandom this morning (Aussie time) with the following tweet:

I missed the 'hint' he gave in the tweet with "surewould" (get it? Sherwood) but other smart cookies in the fandom figured it out. It was then officially announced that Dominic Sherwood would be our Jace in the Shadowhunter TV series via @ShadowhuntersTV, @McGsWonderland and Dom himself @DomSherwood1:

Some may recognise Dom from playing Christian Ozera in Vampire Academy and he is also the hunk in Taylor Swift's "Style" music video. To find out what else he has been up to, check out his IMDB profile here.

This announcement was the first in casting news for the TV series... can't wait for them to reveal the rest of the cast as the week progresses, particularly Clary, Simon and Magnus (Simon and Magnus being my two favourite characters in the series).

I still love Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace in the movie but I also think Dom will interpret Jace just as convincingly in the TV series :)

Here is an exclusive video/message he did for the fans via the Shadowhunters Facebook page:

 (The YouTube version of the video is from Idris Brazil)

Friday, 17 April 2015

Ongoing Updates: "Shadowhunters" producer @McGsWonderland tweets behind-the-scenes teasers

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Joseph McGinty “McG” Nichol, the executive-producer of ABC Family’s "Shadowhunters" has been actively tweeting behind-the-scenes pics/videos, much to the delight of the TMI Fandom! He has also been engaging with fans on twitter (including myself), reassuring us that he will do his best to make a fantastic show but at the same time (quote) "...honoring the fans & delivering on the promise of the book series". That's reassuring given some of the crappy rumours that had been circulating about the direction and storyline of the show a few weeks ago.

I've created this post so I can update you all on the teaser tweets Mr McG (@McGsWonderland) has posted so far, all in one place to enjoy :)
...or you can just follow him on twitter yourself! :P 

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My respect for McG has gone up another notch thanks to the above tweet. The fact that he publicly acknowledges and thanks the original movie cast of City of Bones cements my perception that he isn't one of those exec producers that sits in their ivory tower. He isn't ignorant of the ample/quality material available to him about the TMI story (i.e. the books and Cassandra Clare) and constantly reassures the fans that our favourite story is in good 'caring' hands. I can breathe a lot easier now... thanks McG :)

Thursday, 2 April 2015

'Shadowhunters' - The Mortal Instruments TV Series official press release

Thanks to Mundie Moms for posting the official press release from the ABC Family about "Shadowhunters" coming to TV:



Series Is Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series

The Mortal Instruments by Author Cassandra Clare

Burbank, 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.

Mundie Moms has also been keeping track on the 'news' breaking on other media sites:

MTV News 
The Hollywood Reporter 

The fandom can now be kept updated on official news regarding the TMI TV series as 'Shadowhunters' can now be followed on social media here:
Twitter: @ShadowhuntersTV
Facebook: Shadowhunters
Instagram: ShadowhuntersTV

Makes it all so very real doesn't it? We are REALLY going to see The Mortal Instruments come to life on TV!!!!