ABC FAMILY'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SAGA SERIES "SHADOWHUNTERS"
SET TO PREMIERE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 12TH AT 9:00 - 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Fans to Get a Sneak Peek of "Shadowhunters" with "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters," Which Will Air on Sunday, December 6th at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
and Will Include Interviews with Cast and Crew.
New York, NY (Oct. 10, 2015) - ABC Family announced today at New York Comic Con two major dates for their highly anticipated saga series "Shadowhunters." Showrunner Ed Decter announced to a packed room that the series will premiere on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016, at 9:00 - 10:00 p.m., ET/PT. He also announced that in anticipation of the January 12th premiere, ABC Family will be airing "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" on Sunday, December 6th at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, "Shadowhunters" follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters - human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
"Shadowhunters" is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode. The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.
"Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show, which will include the cast talking about how they landed their roles and a glimpse into how the cast got into fighting shape. And for viewers who are new to the Shadow World, the cast explains what "Shadowhunters" is all about. "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" will include interviews with "Shadowhunters" cast members Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum, Jr., Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia and Isaiah Mustafa, as well as showrunner Ed Decter and executive producer McG. "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" is produced by Big Door, Inc. and Jen X Productions, Inc., with Jennifer Erwin as executive producer and Max Yoffe as co-executive producers.
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, ABC Family (to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is distributed in 94 million homes. The network entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. The programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. "WATCH ABC Family" (also to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access to such popular series at home and on-the-go via a wide array of devices. The network is also the destination for annual holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas."