Tuesday ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) premieres it's new series Shadowhunters
, based on the bestselling book series, The Mortal Instruments
, by Cassandra Clare. The series takes place in modern day New York and follows Clary Fray, played by Katherine McNamara, who discovers that she is not who she thought was. There is a world hidden beyond our own that she has been made to forget. She comes from a family of Shadowhunters, half-human half-angel hybrid demon hunters. When her mother (Maxim Roy) is kidnapped, she, along with her best friend Simon (Alberto Rosende), are pulled into this new world. With the help of fellow Shadowhunters Jace (Dominic Sherwood), Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia), and Alec (Matthew Daddario), they must not only try to save her mother and recover her memories, but also stop demons and other supernatural creatures from destroying everything.
As a fan of the book series, and knowing that the story was previously released as a movie, I wasn't sure what to expect. Certain aspects for the series had been changed from the start - for example, the character of Luke (Isaiah Mustafa) is a detective in television show rather than a book store owner, which will I'm sure add a different spin. There are also some new characters coming to the series as well.