Canadian actor Jon Cor (Being Human) has signed on to play Hodge Starkweather in ABC Family’s Shadowhunters. Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters’ New York Institute – and a very dangerous man.
Shadowhunters is based on Cassandra Clare’s epic fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments and is being adapted for television by Ed Decter who will also executive produce with McG.
Katherine McNamara has been signed to portray the series’ protagonist, Clary Fray. For more, follow the jump.
ABC FAMILY HAS CAST JON COR AS HODGE STARKWEATHER FOR THE SAGA SERIES “SHADOWHUNTERS”
Burbank, CA (May 28, 2015) – ABC Family has cast Jon Cor (“Dark Matter”) as Hodge Starkweather. It was announced today by the network. Cor 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.
Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.
“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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