Dominic Sherwood has been cast as Jace in ABC Family’s Shadowhunters Variety reports. Based on the Mortal Instruments series of novels Shadowhunters follows Clary Fray who finds out on her 18th birthday that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters and is soon thrown into the realm of demons, fairies, vampires and werewolves. (amongst other things) Along the way she meets Jace a narcissistic and “gorgeous” expert shadowhunter who is on a mission to avenge the death of his father.
The series follows in the wake of an attempt to adapt the book series into a big screen franchise that starred Lily Collins as Clary and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace. That attempt failed however as the film proved to lack the appeal of Twilight that the producers were hoping for. ABC Family is for it’s part giving the franchise a second chance in hopes that it could prove a ratings winner for the cable network.