The first season of the Shadowhunters TV series premieres tonight, at 9:00pm ET/PT, on the newly minted channel, Freeform (formerly ABC Family). Before season one has even begun, showrunner Ed Decter is talking about Shadowhunters, season two.
Based on The Mortal Instruments fantasy book series by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray. Fray learns she is from a long line of demon fighting human-angel hybrids. The cast also includes: Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, and Harry Shum, Jr.
Excerpts from KSite TV (emphasis, ours):
The way this show is structured, will each season be based on a particular book by Cassandra Clare, or will the series jump around?
No. We’re borrowing liberally from the whole canon when we need to. It’s a fairly complicated world, so we need to expand a little bit from the storytelling that Cassandra did in the books, for the simple reason that she stays very, very close to Clary, and we learn about a lot of the larger things that happened in the world through discussions with Clary, and we, of course, have to show those things. So, just by the normal visualizing of the story, we are borrowing from things, but we’re going to be hitting the giant landmarks that the audience for the books is expecting, but still keeping surprises for them about how we get to certain things, because it was already made into a movie. We had to make some surprises for the audience, so we’re not really following one book, two book, three book, because Book Two takes place in the span of, like, a week or something, so we would need more material than that. So, I think Season Two is mostly Book Two and Book Three, if we’re so fortunate to have a Season Two.
[Talking about the beautiful Institute set that features in season one] The sad thing, in Season 2 if we’re so lucky… in Season 2 we go to Idris, so we’re not at that set for long.
Will there be any new characters introduced in the series?
We’ve created a character to symbolize the Clave, a new character called Lydia who, again, we got her name from all of Cassandra’s books… but the reason why we created her was, we weren’t going to show Idris and the Clave this season; we wanted something to hold for next season, to reveal a whole new world, so we needed a representative to arrive. With her comes an amazing storyline and an amazing twist in the plot. That’s someone to look forward to. She’s played by Stephanie Bennett.
Have you read Cassandra Clare’s fantasy book series? Are you planning to tune in for Freeform’s series premiere of the Shadowhunters TV show? Does Shadowhunters sound like a show that will be renewed for a second season? Tell us what you think.
will sabastian be introduced in season two i hope so bc i am not liking this dark jace thing
will they go to idris or stay in brooklyn
please let there be a season to im in love with this show it makes my week i go crazy at school just to wait to watch it on Tuesdays because i finally have a show to watch instead of scrolling though channels to find something good to watch thats hy i have Shadowhunters so Please make season 2 because it needs a season 2
I am enjoying this. Its fast paced, and the acting is very adequate. Much better then the Shannara Chronicles!
Definitely renew it. I’ve read the books and I love all of them and even though the show isn’t completely true to the books it’s still really fun to watch and really interesting because it means that people who have read the books still have surprises.
Im enjoying the show alot the plots and, the characters because i love vampires, werewolves and warlocks and the ruins that the shadoehunters get to wear is really cool. Id say renew the show i wanna see Simon make it well as a vampire and he and Clary become friends, again.
This show totally and seriously need to be renew….. Season1 hasn’t wrapped the whole picture….. Not even 25 % of the whole picture….. Seriously, dont leave it hanging…… This is a good stuff you got here…..
need more people to watch this show on tv and get the ratings up high
I absolutely love the show and it will be a shame if this show doesn’t make it till season 7 like PLL! There is so much they can do with the books and different storylines they can use! I really hope people give this show a chance. It is going to be Epic!
Renew please? I loved the books and movie. Was glad they made a tv series, maybe someday a second movie. 🙂 Keep up the great work
I have seen every episode, but episode 6 season 1. I cant wait to see it! i love every episode they are really good. i really hope their is a season 2 because i love season 1! thanks for making one of the best shows ever!
I have read the books, If they say as true as possible to the written word, they should have a hit on their hands!
I truly hope that season 2 will be a go. It is really well done in all areas from acting to directing to the visual effects. It’s been a while since I had so much interest and anticipation for a show every week. Well done to all of you…
Couldn’t agree more!