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It’s official! Cassandra Clare’s popular Mortal Instruments series is heading to television. ABC Family announced a few days ago that they are working to bring Clary and Jace’s story to life. The show will reportedly be called ‘The Shadowhunters’.
While details are scarce at the moment, shadowhunters are ablaze on social media celebrating and expressing worry about the announcement.
Here are some of the reactions fans have had over the last week:
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS TV SERIES, “Shadowhunters”, WILL HAVE 13 EPISODES AND FILMING STARTS IN MAY *HEAVY BREATHING* pic.twitter.com/WC0ssVYrUo
— PerksOfBeingAFanboy. (@LiamKelsall) March 30, 2015
— maureen (@maureenleathwo1) March 30, 2015
Cassandra Clare seems optimistic about the show. She announced ABC Family’s development of the show on her Twitter account. It does seem, however, that she doesn’t get a lot of input into how the show is written. That seems to be mainly in the hands of the producers. This is common practice, although author George R. R. Martin (A Song of Fire and Ice) seems to work closely with producers of the ‘Game of Thrones’ series.
To note, this appears to be a reboot of the film. In other words, this won’t be a continuation of the movie. They’re starting new. Don’t expect Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower to return as Clary and Jace.
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