The moment has finally arrived! Katherine McNamara will be playing Clary Fray in the new ShadowHunters TV series, based on Cassandra Clare’s novels The Mortal Instruments. The series will air on ABC Family next January, and McG will serve as producer and direct the first episode.
The casting of Clary has been a hot topic on social media, with #WhoisClary also taking over twitter! Katherine is a great, up-and-coming young actress, who will also be in the upcoming film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
Even more amazing, a ShadowHunters fan, Karen Metcalf, used The IF List (the world’s largest platform for movie ideas and dream casting) to propose Katherine McNamara for the part six months ago. Metcalf commented on McNamara’s likeness to the main character saying, “Just look at her. Cassie Clare could have been looking at her when she wrote her physical description of Clary. She’s perfect.”
How awesome that Karen predicted Kat for the part! The ShadowHunters TV show has been a trending topic on The IF List, garnering nearly 5,000 supporters and 97 actresses proposed as Clary. Even ShadowHunters Casting Director Jonathan Clay Harris has been following The IF List on Twitter to keep up with the the fans!
Though IF List fans were initially mixed on the casting of McNamara as Clary with 41 likes and 71 dislikes, now that it’s announced, everyone seems to be warming up to the idea and excited for the show!
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Clary Fray is the main protagonist of the novels. While spending time at a New York City nightclub, she sees a group of teenagers with apparent supernatural abilities: Jace, Isabelle, and Alec. She sees them attack a demon who had gone into the club, but soon realizes that she is the only person able to see them. She realizes they are all ShadowHunters: a race of humans who are physically enhanced with angel blood, who secretly protect humanity from demons with their powers. When her mother goes missing, Clary learns that the event is connected to the conflict between the ShadowHunters and their enemies.
It’s exciting to see the new adaptation get cast for the TV series, which will further explore the world of ShadowHunters and Clary’s self-growth as she finds her true self. Are you excited about Katherine playing Clary Fray? Leave a comment to let us know! See full ShadowHunters dream cast >>