Although it was hoped to be one of the next biggest book-to-movie franchises, the first The Mortal Instruments film adaption, City of Bones, was released last year but never exactly reached the lofty heights of the Twilight or The Hunger Games films for example. However, Clary, Jace and the rest of the Shadowhunters, will now reappear in a newly planned TV series. Despite the second book, ‘City of Ashes’, reportedly scheduled for its own film adaption but then later scrapped, the TV version of TMI is set to enter production next year.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Constantin Film head Martin Moszkowicz spoke of the new beginnings for The Mortal Instruments. “It actually makes sense to do [the novels] as a TV series”, he said. “There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the Mortal Instruments film. In the series we’ll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth.”
In the books, a regular 15-year-old girl, Clary Fray, learns she is in fact a Shadowhunter, namely a human with angelic powers who protects an alternate universe from demons. Whether the TV series will pick up where City of Bones left off, or even if the original film cast will be a part of it, is still yet to be confirmed. With a total of six stories in the TMI world (the latest and most likely final book, ‘City of Heavenly Fire’, released earlier this year), it’s hoped that the new show will be able to capture the same popularity as the books.
For those die-hard TMI fans, it’s worth checking out this ultra-dedicated book fan page Shadowhunters or even the huge selection of posters over at Posterlounge, where you can get either beautiful Clary or dreamy Jace to gaze down at you – or watch over you – from your bedroom wall.