Mortal Instruments television series in the works after a dismal attempt in theaters
Last year ‘City of Bones’ took a swing at the box-office and missed terribly, it was a whimpering start for what could have been the next big YA franchise. The film itself only took in $31 million at the domestic box-office during its run, and plans for a sequel were stopped dead in their tracks. If you are a fan of the franchise, don’t lose hope, the story will live on it seems but this time as a television franchise. A report from THR states that the production house Constantin Film will take the franchise to the small screen sometime in the future.
Popular author Cassandra Clare wrote the books, and unlike the movie, the books were a huge success. The story follows the heroic tales of a young woman that learns she is a ‘Shadowhunter,’ or a human with Angelic blood that grants her special powers. There are six books in the series; the film itself was based on the first of those books titled ‘City of Bones’.
“It actually makes sense to do [the novels] as a TV series,” Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz says of the decision to continue “Mortal Instruments” on the small-screen. “There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the ‘Mortal Instruments’ film. In the series we’ll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth.
No details about casting or a timeframe for the series were given, but since audiences failed to connect to the first round of castings, a total-reboot is more likely than a continuation of the original film. More information on the series will be released as the show moves farther along in production.