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’s new summer shows – the procedural drama “Stitchers,” the unscripted reality drama “Becoming Us,” the comedy “Kevin From Work” and the reality series “Job or No Job,” “Monica the Medium,” “Startup U” and “Next Step Realty: NYC – will be made available for sampling across social, digital and physical platforms.
If you’re curious about what that means, follow the jump for further details.
ABC Family has quite the summer lined up: genre, comedies, unscripted.
The networks new scripted shows include: Monica the Medium – a Penn State junior with all the usual life complications plus she talks with the dead; Stitchers – a young woman with a cool new job: solving crimes by being stitched into the memories of the deceased; Kevin From Work (pictured above) – Kevin tells a woman at work he loves her because he’s moving away to a new job; said new job falls through and now he’s stuck in his old one.
Unscripted shows include: Job Or No Job – each week follows a young adult as they work toward finding their first job; Startup U – follow a group of millennial entrepreneurs as they attend a semester at Draper U learning how to achieve their dreams; Next Step Realty: NYC – the employees of Next Step Realty help recent college grads find their first New York apartments.
Then, of course, there are returning shows: Pretty Little Liars, Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy, The Fosters, Becoming Us, Chasing Life, Switched at Birth and Young & Hungry.
This week, ABC Family released the full synopsis for the June 8th, summer premiere of The Fosters. Titled “Wreckage,” The Fosters picks up during summer, a few weeks after the terrible car accident involving Mariana, Jesus and their pregnant biological mother, Ana. As the family deals with the aftermath of the situation, Stef is determined to find the driver responsible for the crash.
Callie continues to volunteer at the drop-in center where she meets AJ, a foster teen runaway searching for his older brother. Brandon starts at the Idyllwild Music Program and quickly realizes that he will be faced with serious competition. Meanwhile, Jude tells Connor he prefers to keep their relationship private at school.
“Wreckage” was written by Bradley Bredeweg & Peter Paige and directed by Peter Paige.
ABC Family’s Shadowhunters has found its Alex Lightwood and Luke Garroway – Matthew Daddario and Isaiah Mustafa. Alex is the brother of Isabelle Lightwood and adoptive brother of Jace Wayland; Luke is an NYPD homicide detective investigating a series of demonic murders.
Shadowhunters is based on the Cassandra Clare YA series The Mortal Instruments which center on Clary Fray, an 18-year old who learns on her 18th birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but is descended from a long line of human-angel hybrids who hunt demons.
Daddario and Mustafa join the previously cast Katherine McNamara (Clary), Alberto Rosende (Simon), Emeraude Touba (Isabelle) and Dominic Sherwood (Jace). Follow the jump for further details.
ABC Family’s Shadowhunters has its Jace Wayland. Dominic Sherwood has been cast the mysterious shadowhunter who plays a huge part in helping series heroine Clary Fray embrace her unsuspected true nature in the series based on Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments novels.