Will Tudor cast as Sebastian in ‘Shadowhunters’

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?

Everything we learned about ‘Shadowhunters’ S2 from NYCC 2016!

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The Shadowhunters panel at New York Comic Con 2016 today revealed a lot of cool new info from the second season.

Here’s a run-down of everything you need to know!

  • Malec will have their much-anticipated first date.
  • Jace Wayland will see worse before it gets better for him.
  • Luke Graymark, Jocelyn Fairchild, and Simon Lewis will all have their respective struggles explored.
  • Paul Wesley will be directing an episode this season! Here’s a message from him.
  • Mixed parts of the first cycle of The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones, City of Ashes, & City of Glass – will feature in this season.
  • Alberto Rosende‘s first day at set is his most memorable one.
  • Maia Roberts, played by Alisha Wainwright, will enter the show in episode 3.
  • Dom Sherwood is the biggest prankster on the set. (Ha!)
  • Most importantly, season two premieres on January 2, 2017.

The official show blog released the first trailer for S2 shown at the panel here.

UPDATE:

Watch the trailer below:

Vote now: Shadowhunters, Kat McNamara nominated for Teen Choice Awards 2016

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The full list of Teen Choice Awards 2016 is out now, and Shadowhunters has made its debut on the popular Awards with three Breakout nominations.

Choice TV: Breakout Star
Priyanka Chopra, Quantico
Matthew Daddario, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Tom Ellis, Lucifer
Emma Ishta, Stitchers
Katherine McNamara, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Cam Newton, All In With Cam Newton

Choice TV: Breakout Show
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Lucifer
Quantico
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments
Stitchers
Supergirl

You can vote for your favorites here.

The TCAs air on July 31, 2016.

Watch: Kat McNamara and Dom Sherwood talk season 2, vampires and more

Movie Maniacs DE has released a new interview with Shadowhunters actors Kat McNamara and Dominic Sherwood. The two talked about the show, their characters, and the many interpretations of vampires throughout literature/movies.

Dom also adds that, just as season one delved outside book one of The Mortal Instruments, there’s more to be discovered in the second season of the show.

Watch the interview below:

Join Riveted’s #TMIBingeRead in preparation for Lady Midnight

Simon & Schuster’s online community, PulseIt, is getting a makeover. Now publisher neutral, the community is renamed Riveted and will launch officially in February – a very ABC Family to Freeform move.

One of the first campaigns Riveted is undertaking is the binge reading of The Mortal Instruments, right before the release of Lady Midnight, which fans can join in with the hashtag #TMIBingeRead.

Each week, starting January 22 through March 18, Riveted will be reading one book in the series. There will be trivia, giveaways and discussions on the Riveted YouTube channel.

In addition to the Binge-Read, there’s also #FlashbackFridays, where the history and tid-bits from the saga will be posted.

All in all, you get to read our favorite books along with fellow fans, and win some cool giveaways. So be sure to check out the official Binge-Read page and join in!