Katherine McNamara Will Star in ‘Shadowhunters’

Katherine McNamara to Star in Shadowhunters
Katherine McNamara (Photo © Richard Chavez)

Katherine McNamara has landed the lead in ABC Family’s Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare. McNamara is set to play Clary Fray, joining a cast that includes Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon, and Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood. McG (Terminator Salvation) is executive producing the series and will direct season one’s first episode.

McNamara’s credits include New Year’s Eve, Kickin’ It, Happyland, and the upcoming Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

The Plot:

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.

Beautiful, creative, and intelligent, Clary Fray is a promising art student whose bright future is derailed when her mother is kidnapped and she learns her life has been a lie. Clary discovers a hidden Shadow World full of Vampires, Werewolves, and other unthinkable danger that she quickly learns to navigate. As she is forced into action, she embraces her newfound powers and realizes that she will play the central role in this new world.

-By Rebecca Murray

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