Great news for Shadowhunters fans, the long-awaited new series will premiere on ABC Family this January will a special event to get fans excited for the new show. ABC Family teases the premiere stating, “One young woman realizes how dark the city can really be when she learns the truth about her past.” Fans of the original books know there is SO much more in store when the show gets going, but as for right now you can set a reminder that the series premiere of “Shadowhunters” will air on Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m., EST/PST. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.
The series itself is based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 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. Now thrown into the world of demon hunting after her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters Isabelle and Alec to navigate this new dark world. With her best friend, Simon, in tow, Clary must now live among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves to find answers that could help her find her mother.
Nothing is as it seems, including her close family friend Luke, who knows more than he is letting on, as well as the enigmatic warlock Magnus Bane, who could hold the key to unlocking Clary’s past.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive-produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode. The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.
“Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show, which will include the cast talking about how they landed their roles, a glimpse into how the cast got into fighting shape, and for viewers who are new to the Shadow World, the cast explains what “Shadowhunters” is all about. “Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” will include interviews with “Shadowhunters” cast members Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr., Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia and Isaiah Mustafa, as well as Showrunner Ed Decter and Executive Producer McG. “Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” is produced by Big Door, Inc and Jen X Productions, Inc. with Jennifer Erwin as executive producer and Max Yoffe as co-executive producers.