Shadowhunters fans are finally getting a face to put to Sebastian, a very prominent (and interesting) character in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments books.
Freeform announced that English actor Will Tudor has been cast as Sebastian in the television series. Tudor is best-known for his role as Olyvar in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’.
Who is Sebastian? Freeform’s given us a nice summary about his character:
Sebastian is a charming, brilliant, and highly educated Shadowhunter with unrivaled fighting abilities. Originally from a foreign Institute, Sebastian finds his way to the New York Institute after befriending one of the show’s main characters.
Tudor took to Twitter to address fans about his involvement in the show.
— Shadowhunters (@ShadowhuntersTV) January 26, 2017
“I’m so excited to be here,” Tudor said. “I’m having an absolute blast. The scripts are looking brilliant, so I’m so excited to see what you guys think of it.”
Clare also expressed excitement at the news. She revealed that she saw his audition tape in advance in a statement to TMI Source.
“Todd and Darren sent me Will’s audition tape and after I watched it I sent Dominic a text that said ‘congratulate Will for me’ — because I knew it would be him!” Clare said in her statement.
His audition was quite scary. https://t.co/wyRvnue2fA
— Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare) January 26, 2017
Tudor isn’t expected to make an appearance in the show until Season 2B. The first half of the season is currently underway, with new episodes airing on Freeform Mondays nights since January 2. Weekly episodes are expected to continue through February with the second-half of the season airing later in the year.