There are rumors stirring that Netflix may have acquired a new solid series, and the rumors are true. Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments was just picked up by Netflix, but there are a few twists that go along with this.
If you are unfamiliar about Shadowhunters, then you may want to hear a little bit about this exciting series. The show is based off of a few different pieces of entertainment already. Shadowhunters is a TV adaption of a novel by Cassandra Clare. The bestselling novel series is titled The Mortal Instruments, and was such a hit that in 2013 there was a film spin-off. The film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, was directed by Harald Zwartz, and starred Lily Collins who most know from The Blind Side, or Mirror Mirror. The film was successful, which is why there will now be a television series.
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments follows Clary Fray, a girl who on her 18th birthday discovers a secret about her bloodline that she had no idea about, until now. Clary finds out that she is in a long bloodline of shadow hunters. A shadow hunter is a human being that carries angelic blood inside themselves. The shadow hunters’ duty is to protect normal human beings from demonic creatures that are looking to harm the human beings. When Clary finds out that her mother, Jocelyn, has been taken by an enemy of her past, she feels she must do everything in her power to save her. Clary just found out about her special abilities and duties, and is already forced into situations she is unaware of how to solve, so she seeks the guidance of someone who knows shadow hunting a bit better than she does from Jace Wayland. Clary now must learn how to become a shadow hunter, but also is on a new journey of her adult life to help her discover who she really is and about this bloodline she never knew about.
The series sounds amazing already, but before it premieres on Netflix, the series will premiere on ABC Family on January 13th, 2016. The Shadowhunters series will premiere on Netflix the following day, January 14th, 2016. The sad new is that the U.S. is completely excluded from receiving this glorious new series, at least for now. The U.S. is often the first country to receive a new series or film, and the other countries usually get the content within the next few months. We are thinking this could be a possibility, so the U.S. may not completely miss out, but as of now, the U.S. is excluded from receiving Shadowhunters.
Hopefully, in time, we will all be able to watch this great series. Fingers crossed, because this is a good one!