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'Mortal Instruments' Drama 'Shadowhunters' Goes Straight to Series at ABC Family

Based on the book by Cassandra Clare with 'Helix's' Ed Decter set as showrunner.

ABC Family is getting into The Mortal Instruments business.

The youth-skewing cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for Shadowhunters, a drama based on author Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments book series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Constantin Film will produce, and Ed Decter (Helix, Unforgettable, The Client List) is on board to serve as showrunner and executive producer. The drama is being eyed as a 13 episode drama with a premiere date not yet determined; casting is expected to be announced at a later date. Production will begin in May in Toronto.

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alycakes2237d ago

I think this is a good idea. It will let them tell the story in the books a lot better than trying to cram them into a movie. The books are really good and if your not a reader and haven't read them than you can't appreciate the story so a lot of people really didn't like the movie.