While there are quite a few people bummed that we’ll never get a sequel to ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ there is some great news on the new television series as director McG (‘Chuck’,’Terminator: Salvation‘) has signed on to direct ‘Shadowhunters‘! ABC Family has set him up to take on the popular young adult series penned by Cassandra Clare and McG’s style might be the perfect choice. Not only is he on board to direct, but he’ll also be an Executive Producer on the series along with Ed Decter (‘Unforgettable’,’The Client List’) who will be writing the series and act as showrunner.
While no casting has yet to be set, I expect we’ll hear quite a few names attached to the project soon as shooting is set to begin this May in Toronto. With less than a month away, they likely already have a few faces on board or close to it.
In ‘Shadowhunters,’ we’ll initially see the series follow the general idea of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ with a few changes. Honestly, with how extended the series is at this point I’m thinking a television show is probably a better fit than feature films. In the series we’ll still follow Clary Fray as she turns 18 and finds out that she is a descendant of the Shadowhunters and has to follow in their footsteps. Not by choice, of course, as her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped and she has to fight to save her life.
While the film wasn’t a box office success Constantin Films is still fully behind the series and with a rich universe to pull from, we could be in for a real treat. I’m hoping the small screen adaptation works a lot better than the big screen one did.
Are you happy to hear that a director and writer are attached to ‘Shadowhunters’? Do you think we’ll be getting a solid ongoing series here or will it get a ratings flop like the movie did? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Slash Film