So, “The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones” didn’t become the next big YA franchise hit when it opened in 2013, taking in a meager $90 million worldwide. That effectively killed the mooted sequel, “The Mortal Instruments: City Of Ashes,” which was originally planned to shoot last year, but there’s no such thing as a dead brand anymore. Last fall, word arrived that Cassandra Clare‘s book series would make its way to television, and indeed, the wheels are very much in motion.
THR reports that ABC Family has given a straight-to-series order for “Shadowhunters.” Ed Decter (“Helix,” “Unforgettable,” “The Client List“) will be the showrunner and executive producer for the thirteen-episode first season, and it sounds like they will be starting the story over and pretending the movie never happened. So yes, you’ll learn all about human-angel hybrid Clary Fray who has to fight demons with Jace and Simon all over again. Or, like most people who tune in, maybe you didn’t see the movie.
No word yet on casting or an air date, but “The Mortal Instruments” fans, share your dream leads below.