Shadowhunters premiered last week on Freeform, formerly known as ABC Family, and the executive producer of the series has big plans for the future of the series, which brings the world of The Mortal Instruments to the small screen.
Ed Decter spoke with TV Guide about the new series, and he hopes to see it on the air for quite some time. During the interview with TV Guide, he spoke about the decision to bring the book series to television now after the big screen foray flopped.
“It really lends itself to television. It’s really a no-brainer. Even the producers of the film will tell you that if they had to do it over again they would have gone right to television because the world is so big and there’s so many moving pieces. It’s so great to have all that for a television show when you want to have so many hours of it. Hopefully, we have 200 hours of it.”
Decter also teased some about the second season of the series to TV Guide.
“We really get details from the other things that Cassandra [Clare] has written. The whole arc of the first two seasons will basically be the first three books. In generalities, that’s what you can expect. Book 2 happens in a week so it wouldn’t be enough necessarily to fill a whole season.”
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