Casting news

Luke Baines cast as Jonathan Morgenstern in ‘Shadowhunters 3B’

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The rumors had been floating online about this one for a while. Freeform has officially confirmed that English/Australian actor Luke Baines is now playing the role of Jonathan Morgenstern in Shadowhunters 3b.

Jonathan is finally shedding the identity of Sebastian Verlac (played by Will Tudor) and we get to see him in the remaining episodes of the season.

Here’s Luke introducing himself to the SH fam:

Katherine McNamara and Dominic Sherwood too reacted to the news on their Twitter accounts.

Shadowhunters will wrap up in spring of 2019 with 12 more episodes, although a strong #SaveShadowhunters campaign is currently underway on social media and in the offline world.

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Chai Hansen cast as Jordan Kyle in ‘Shadowhunters 3’

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We’ve been waiting to hear this since San Diego Comic Con last year when it was announced that Jordan Kyle will be entering the show.

Entertainment Weekly is now confirming that Chai Hansen will be playing the role.

“Jordan comes into Simon’s life in a fun, unexpected way,” showrunners Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer tell EW. “The two instantly hit it off, but we soon find out there’s a lot more to Jordan than meets the eye, and repercussions that affect more than just Simon.”

While book fans know Jordan’s backstory and his (fraught) relationship with existing characters, let’s see how Jordan is adapted on screen and whether he’ll remain true to the book character!

Shadowhunters season 3 premieres a month earlier than the previously announced date: Tuesday, March 20th at 8/7c on Freeform.

Watch: First look at ‘Shadowhunters’ season three

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At New York Comic Con, Shadowhunters revealed its first trailer for the upcoming season three. It includes a glimpse at Lilith.

Check it out below.

 

 

In addition, we also heard that Hamilton star Javier Muñoz has been cast as a “rival warlock to Magnus Bane” in the new season.

 

 

Will Tudor cast as Sebastian in ‘Shadowhunters’

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Here we are, Shadowhunters! We finally meet one of the main antagonists of The Mortal Instruments series, Sebastian Verlac.

TV Line is exclusively reporting that actor Will Tudor will portray the villain. We will see him first later this year in second half of the sophomore season.

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“He’s so good in this part,” showrunner Todd Slavkin gushes to TVLine, throwing out adjectives like “amazing” and “mind-blowing.” Fellow showrunner Darren Swimmer concurs, adding that there’s a “vulnerability” to Tudor’s performance that’s truly “captivating.”

As with the many changes from book to screen, the character of Sebastian will be different too.

“We really put our own spin on him the character,” Slavkin says, though he wants any further specifics to remain a surprise for fans. “As we’ve done with all the episodes you’ve seen, we’ve always had our own spin on everything, and Sebastian is no different.”

If you think he looks familiar, you may have caught a glimpse of him in Game of Thrones as Olyver.

What do you think?

Lisa Berry cast as Sister Cleophas on ‘Shadowhunters’ season two

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Supernatural alum Lisa Berry has been cast as Sister Cleophas on the second season of Shadowhunters.

Cleophas is Luke’s sister, and one of the Iron Sisters.

“We’re excited about our new spin on the character Cleophas, who in the books was Luke’s mother. In the show she’s one of Luke’s sisters, a fierce, formidable presence and a woman of strong principles and conviction,” said Darren Swimmer.

Lisa has a message for the fans, which you can check out here.