The Cast Have Been Chosen, Set Pictures Are Cropping up, and Now Shadowhunters Teasers Have Made It to Us Mundanes
The cast is set and filming of the first episode of the series is underway with McG at the helm for ABC Family’s new series Shadowhunters based on The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The casting is perfect and the pictures that are cropping up on SnapChat, Twitter and Facebook are coming in thick and fast as the cast and crew take selfies and behind the screens pictures to share with fans.
When Clary Fray’s mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.
So who are the lucky cast who are going to bring our favourite characters to life?
Katherine McNamara – Clary Fray
About: Actress and singer Katherine McNamara is already a familiar face at ABC Family having already starred in their family drama The Fosters. She has also been cast as Sonya, the co-leader of Group B in the upcoming Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, she also starred in MTV’s series Happyland as Harper Munroe.
Dominic Sherwood – Jace Wayland
About: Dominic Sherwood is by no means unfamiliar when it comes to acting having starred on the big and little screen as well as the stage and in music videos. In 2006 he starred as Timothy in Stormbreaker and more recently last year as cocky hot headed Christian Ozera, Lissa’s love interest in The Vampire Academy.
Alberto Rosende – Simon Lewis
About: Very little is known about actor Alberto Rosende before his role as Simon in Shadowhunters other than the fact he previously starred in The Swing of Things and Blue Bloods. Having seen pictures from behind the scenes of Alberto in his Simon glasses we can’t wait to see how he portrays Clary’s best friend.
Emeraude Toubia – Isabelle Lightwood
About: Emeraude Toubia was on television long before she starting acting on screen when she hit the screens in Nuestra belleza latina a mixture of a beauty contest and a reality TV show. Since then she has had a few bit parts in television shows but playing the role of Isabelle Lightwood will be her first major role. She has the looks for Izzy and we can’t wait to see her on the screen.
Matthew Daddario – Alec Lightwood
About: Matthew Daddario is the younger brother of Alexandra Daddario who plays Annabeth in the Percy Jackson series. He originally auditioned for the part of Jace Wayland in Shadowhunters. When the series author, Cassandra Clare, watched his audition video, she tagged it “Would be perfect Alec” for the producers. He later auditioned and landed the role of Alec.
Alan Van Sprang – Valentine Morgenstern
About: Alan Van Sprang is most recently known for his role as King Henry II in Reign and as Sir Francis Bryan in season 3 of The Tudors. Alan has played many roles in television and film since as early as 1994 including The Immortals and Saw III. We can’t wait to see how he will portray Valentine.
Isaiah Mustafa – Luke Garroway
About: You might be looking at Isaiah’s picture wondering exactly where you know him from, maybe if we say ‘The Man Your Man Could Smell Like’, still not sure…Isaiah is in fact the Old Spice guy but fear not that’s not the only thing he has done having starred in Horrible Bosses, and TV series Nikita.
Harry Shum Jr. – Magnus Bane
About: You might know Harry Shum Jr. as the can’t sing but can definitely dance Mike Chang from Glee. Well now he’s thrown away his dance shoes and embraced his inner warlock for the role of Magnus Bane. As well as Glee you may have also seen him in Step Up 3D, The LXD: The Uprising Begins and White Frog. Bring on the glitter and the eyeliner.
Maxim Roy – Jocelyn Fray
About: Maxim Roy has worked in theatre, film and television with roles in Defying Gravity, ReGenesis and Misguided Angels. Now she has been brought into the Shadowhunter mix to play Jocelyn, Clary’s mother. Already with behind the scenes pictures you can see both Katherine and Maxim are bonding on set and we can’t wait to see their relationship come to life on the screen.
Jon Cor – Hodge Starkweather
About: Jon Cor has delved into the world of the supernatural before in the US version of Being Human. He has also starred in Being Erica, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter and The Rocker. When a lot of readers think of Hodge they think of a much older character, but Cassandra Clare herself has confirmed on twitter that he is actually younger than Jocelyn at 36 in the books so having an actor who is just six years younger than the actual character shouldn’t be an issue.
David Castro – Raphael Santiago
About: You may recognise David Castro from his role as Pedro in 27 Dresses. David will be taking up the role of the elegant, well-dressed vampire, Raphael Santiago. Raphael is known for being ambitious and cunning, he aspires to lead the New York vampire clan. Author of the book series, Cassandra Clare, tweeted of the casting ‘I saw his audition and I did vote for him. I like our new Raphael very much. Hope you guys do too.’
Lisa Marcos – Captain Vargas
About: Lisa Marcos is an actress and model who has starred in Hemlock Grove, Lost Girl and Flashpoint. There is a bit of speculation as to who Captain Vargas is but we are presuming she is the Captain of the police department that Luke now works for after they changed his job to fit the series better.