Producer Don Carmody, in a recent interview at the Canadian Screen Awards, talked about bringing The Mortal Instruments to TV.
Expressing his disappointment that the movie didn’t do too well, he explained, “The story is so broad and the novels are so dense that we’re actually now talking about doing it as a limited series for television.”
Newly titled Shadowhunters, Cormady said the show would follow one book per season. “The first book would be the first year and then assuming that goes well, the second book, the third book, the fourth… there are six books. So that’s what we’re looking at.”
He also noted that the pilot episode is ready, and they’re hoping filming could take place in Toronto – where the first movie was shot.