Cassandra Clare's 'Mortal Instruments' is coming to ABC Family

The TV series 'Shadowhunters' will reportedly be based on the 'Mortal Instruments' series by Cassandra Clare. Clare's new series, 'The Dark Artifices,' will debut in 2016.

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The movie adaptation of 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' starred Lily Collins (center) and Jamie Campbell-Bower (r.).

Cassandra Clare’s popular book series are coming to TV.

Clare’s young adult fantasy series “The Mortal Instruments” was first adapted as a movie titled “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” was released in 2013 and starred actors Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. The movie did not do well at the box office; however, Variety reported in 2013 that an adaptation of the second book in the series was still being made.

Then, in 2014, the Hollywood Reporter reported that producer Ed Decter would be the showrunner for a TV adaptation, so the focus seemed to have switched to a small-screen version of the story. The new TV show will be based on the "Mortal Instruments" books and will be titled “Shadowhunters,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

“Shadowhunters is a big epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the Harry PotterHunger Games and Twilight franchises,” ABC Family President Tom Ascheim said in a statement. 

Clare is also the author of other series set in the fictional world of “Instruments” such as “The Infernal Devices” and “The Dark Artifices,” the first book in which will debut in 2016.

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