French-Canadian actor Maxim Roy has been cast as Jocelyn Fray, mother of Shadowhunters’ heroine, Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara).
Roy is probably best known for ReGenesis (which also featured the young Ellen Page) and Heartland – two Canadian shows that developed a following in the US.
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ABC FAMILY HAS CAST MAXIM ROY AS JOCELYN FRAY FOR THE SAGA SERIES “SHADOWHUNTERS”
Burbank, CA (May 18, 2015) – ABC Family has cast Maxim Roy (Canadian series “19-2” and “Heartland”) as Clary’s mother, Jocelyn Fray, it was announced today by the network. Roy will be a recurring guest star on the series
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18 year-old Clary Fray who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold
Very beautiful, warm, protective and bold, Jocelyn Fray is Clary’s mother. On the surface, Jocelyn leads a normal life running an antiquities store. We will learn, however, that she harbors many secrets about a past life; particularly her ties to an ancient group of supernatural beings known as Shadowhunters. In order to defend Clary from danger, Jocelyn transforms from single mom back into one of the most lethal Shadowhunters that ever lived.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG. McG will also direct the first episode. The network has previously announced Katherine McNamara as ‘Clary Fray,’ Dominic Sherwood for the role of ‘Jace Wayland,’ Alberto Rosende as ‘Simon,’ Emeraude Toubia as ‘Isabelle Lightwood,’ Matthew Daddario as ‘Alec Lightwood,’ Isaiah Mustafa as ‘Luke Garroway’ Harry Shum Jr. as ‘Magnus Bane and Alan Van Sprang in the recurring guest star role of ‘Valentine.’
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