Casting news

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.

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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.

‘Shadowhunters’ season two casts Alisha Wainwright as Maia Roberts!

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As promised, our latest Shadowhunters casting announcement is here. Please welcome Alisha Wainwright as Maia Roberts!

Maia is a bartender at the Hunters Moon and one of the newest members of Luke’s pack. She is brave, slightly stubborn, and extremely loyal to her friends. Although she doesn’t like talking about it, she struggles with trust issues due to her troubled past and often uses humor and sarcasm to mask her true feelings. Now, with the Mortal Cup in Valentine’s hands, Downworlders are in more danger than ever before and Maia will be forced to jump into action or lose the only family that she has left!

The official website notes Maia as a “brand new” character. However, it probably means to the show because this description is definitely of the Maia we know from the books.

What do you think of Alisha as Maia?