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.
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.
“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?
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.
While it was already confirmed on Twitter that we’ll see Sebastian in the second season of Shadowhunters, possibly in the second half since the casting process is still underway, we haven’t heard much since.
Matt Hastings talked to TV Line about the casting.
“If you know the history of the character, you know where he grew up — in hell — and how he was raised. It’s important for us to cast somebody who, similarly to Valentine, can embrace that duality.”
Further, Darren Swimmer also weighed in on the anticipation of the character.
“We want to keep the details of how Sebastian emerges on the show … a little bit close to the vest. He’s definitely going to be a charming character with a dark side.”
If you haven’t read the books yet, this is a very controversial figure with spoilers attached to even his full name. If you’d like to be surprised, avoid reading much on him!
Shadowhunters returns TOMORROW, January 2, on Freeform.
In a video segment, the cast and crew discuss the new look of the sophomore season of Shadowhunters, which will see new Executive Producers, Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.
Watch it below:
Shadowhunters returns in less than a week on Monday, January 2.