ABC Family has found its male lead for Shadowhunters, the new series based on the bestselling The Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare. The film adaptation failed to catch on at the box office and plans for a sequel were shelved, however ABC Family is moving forward on the series and has tapped Dominic Sherwood to tackle the role of Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower was Jace in the film).
Sherwood’s credits include Vampire Academy, Mayday, and Taylor Swift’s “Style” music video.
McG will be directing the first episode of Shadowhunters and is on board as an executive producer.
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.
Narcissistic, and lethally gorgeous, Jace is a determined and expert Shadowhunter. A skilled soldier in a war against demons. After his father is killed, Jace makes it his life mission to seek revenge on the man who is responsible.
-By Rebecca Murray
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