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.
This was inevitable, Shadowhunters – the new adaptation of The Mortal Instruments coming to TV will have a new title. Cassie Clare announced the name as ‘Shadowhunters.’
Who else loves the title? I feel like it captures the main point of the entire series, not just TMI but more and we can expect the expansion of the universe in the show in a way that the movies wouldn’t have allowed.
Shadowhunters is set to begin production later this year.
What do you think of the title?
Lily Collins talked to MTV on the press day for Love, Rosie where apart from the movie, she also addressed what all Shadowhunters are dying to know – her return as Clary Fray to the TV show.
Watch the interview below:
Lily says that she “found out about the TV series the same day the world did.”
I’ll take that as another sign that the movie’s cast will not be returning. Personally, I’m very used to the idea of Lily and Jamie Bower as Clary and Jace – as with the rest of them. However, I also understand that Constantin seems to be taking a right step by taking the expansive franchise to TV. If a new cast is the way to go, then so be it.
Here’s to hoping for the best for the show!
After so long, here’s some actual news, Shadowhunters! According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Mortal Instruments is being relaunched as a high-end drama for TV!
Constantin has hired Ed Decter, whose writer-producer credits include Helix, Unforgettable, In Plain Sight and The Client List, as the showrunner for the Mortal Instruments series. The project is currently in development, with Constantin planning to begin production next year. No broadcast partners are yet attached to the series.
“It actually makes sense to do (the novels) as a TV series,” Constantin film and TV head Martin Moszkowicz told THR. “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.”
I, for one, am very excited about this! There is just so much going on in the Shadowhunter world that having a TV show exploring the storylines of all the different characters and settings makes much more sense.
While there were earlier talks about a possible The Infernal Devices TV show, looks like Constantin has taken that direction here. No word on the cast, however, but hopefully we’ll hear something soon!