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.
Tonight, Clary’s brother evil Jonathan is revealed to be hunting down the mortal mirror – the third mortal instrument – for Valentine in the seventeenth episode of Shadowhunters season two, A Dark Reflection, on Freeform at 8/7c.
Preview the episode:
We now have the song list from tonight’s Shadowhunters episode, The Fair Folk, courtesy the show’s music supervisor, Lindsay Wolfington. Follow her on Twitter here.
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.