Because CITY OF BONES did not do well at the box office, they’ve decided to take a different route with the Cassandra Clare’s MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series and make it into a television show.
Now, let me just say that I didn’t dislike CITY OF BONES, but I felt like it didn’t capture the truth of the story. It was too lovey…Jace and Clary were not that lovey in the books. Basically, I felt like they wanted CITY OF BONES to be the next Twilight, and can I just say, the love story is not why I liked CITY OF BONES.
So, SHADOWHUNTERS has a whole new cast (which I’m really excited about) to include:
Katherine McNamara as Clary:
Dominic Sherwood as Jace (from Vampire Academy…don’t get me started):
Alberto Rosende as Simon (though Robert Sheehan was pretty awesome):
Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle:
Mathew Daddario as Alec (wayyyy better choice for Alec in my opinion, though I like Kevin Zegers well enough):
All in all, they are a handsome cast and I’m excited to see them in these roles. Now, from what I’ve read, they’ve made a few changes to the characters. They are all older, and Clary is in college at the Brooklyn Academy Of Art. Simon is also in college and is an accounting major. He has a band (I don’t remember the band from the books?) and Maureen who has a crush on Simon in later books, is actually apart of the band and is in her 20s. Luke is now an NYPD officer. I will have to see how this factors into the plot. I’m not against it because I think it could be well done.
This is a series I will have to see, but I’m keeping positive that I will enjoy it. It will appear on ABC Family in early 2016. What do you guys think?! Are you read for more Mortal Instruments? Does anyone else wish they’d make the INFERAL DEVICES into movies/series?!