VD:n för ABC Family, Tom Ascheim har sagt följande om Shadowhunters:
“Shadowhunters is a big epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight franchises,” ABC Family president Tom Ascheim said. “A New York Times best-seller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, Shadowhunters is the perfect story to share with our audience.”
I motsats till några av de uppgifter vi fått tidigare så kommer Shadowhunters att filma i Toronto, där filmen Stad av Skuggor också blev filmad, de har satt Maj som starten för produktionen.
Auditions för serien pågår just nu, men inget datum när serien kommer att börja finns ännu. När det kommer ut kommer jag givetvis att skriva om det här i bloggen så håll utkik.
Här är hela pressmeddelandet som ABC Family har gått ut med:
ABC FAMILY ENTERS A WORLD WHERE ALL LEGENDS ARE TRUE
WITH THE SAGA SERIES PICK UP OF “SHADOWHUNTERS”
Series Is Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series
The Mortal Instruments by Author Cassandra Clare
Burbank, CA (March 30, 2015) – ABC Family has picked up its first scripted saga-to-series, “Shadowhunters,” from The Mortal Instruments franchise, announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family and Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family. The series will go into production this May in Toronto.
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “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.
“’Shadowhunters’ is a big epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Hunger Games,’ and ‘Twilight’ franchises,” said Ascheim. “A New York Times bestseller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, ‘Shadowhunters’ is the perfect story to share with our audience.”
Burke continued, “Clary is a strong, dynamic and captivating character that our audience will immediately identify with. They will want her to succeed and will root for her on her journey to become who she was always meant to be. The series has a passionate fan base and an expansive universe that can sustain multiple seasons to come.”
“I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the Shadowhunters to life. As a huge fan of long-form television drama, I can’t wait to see the story unfold and for the fans to have more time with the world and the characters,” added book author, Cassandra Clare.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film, and Ed Decter serves as executive producer and showrunner.