ABC Family (soon to be “Freeform”, although I think “Harry Potter Marathon Network” is a more accurate descriptor) has released the first Shadowhunters teaser trailer. The show, based on The Mortal Instruments books, follows Clary Fray (Katherine McNamra), a teenager who discovers she’s part of a race of half-angel/half-humans called “Shadowhunters” tasked with fighting supernatural evil in the world.
While it looked like the 2013 movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was going to stick to the books, I’m curious how much freedom the TV series will have in breaking away from Cassandra Clare’s novels. This brief trailer doesn’t tell us much, but it should get fans interested in a fresh adaptation that will presumably have longer legs than the film.
Check out the Shadowhunters trailer below, and be sure to look for exclusive video interviews with the cast soon. The series premieres in 2016.