ABC Family has picked up its first scripted saga “Shadowhunters”, the cabler has announced on Monday.
The new series is based on the bestselling fantasy book series, The Mortal Instruments, which was penned 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.
No word yet on the cast but we know that production starts in Toronto this May. Ed Decter (Unforgettable/Helix) will serve as the series’ exec producer and showrunner.