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October 08, 2016

TVLINE – Shadowhunters doesn’t return until 2017, but based on these first-look photos from Season 2, Clary and the gang are more than ready to rumble.

Ahead of Saturday’s panel at New York Comic-Con, TVLine has an exclusive gallery of cast photos from the Freeform drama’s sophomore outing, featuring all your favorite Shadowhunters and Downworlders. (And speaking of Downworlders, Simon is starting to look real comfortable with those vampire fangs.)

Fortunately, there’s no sign of the evil Valentine in our gallery, though we promise you’ll be seeing plenty of Clary’s biological father as we head into Season 2. He does, after all, still have Jace under his control.

“We should be very worried about Jace,” former showrunner Ed Decter told TVLine following the first season finale. “As fans of the books know, he’s about to take a very dark journey.”

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April 13, 2016

TWIST MAGAZINE – Spoiler Alert: if you’re not finished with Shadowhunters Season 1, stop reading or risk the spoils!

Devoted fans of the Shadowhunters TV series will all agree that Season 1 of the Freeform show took us all on a wild roller coaster ride of emotions. Relationships, loyalties, and family ties kept getting tested left and right, and we left the first season feeling confused, betrayed, and yet still hopeful.

When we caught up with actor Dominic Sherwood at the recent Freeform Upfronts in New York City, we asked for his take on these themes. He admits that he had to really work to give his character Jace an authentic back story of emotions.

“It’s really tough, I have a happy family life at home, so there’s nothing for me that I can pull from and take into the show,” he tells TWIST. “I have to really work on feeling Jace’s emotions. It’s great to be working with guys like Matt Daddario and [the actors who play] the Lightwoods, because they’re amazing and I can bounce off of them and play with these relationships with them.”

“I can feel Jace’s heartbreak because I have those relationships with those people in the show,” he shares. “It’s tough, and we just finished the season where we don’t know, did Jace leave to protect his friends and his family? Or did he leave because he wants to be with Valentine?”

Good thing we’re getting Season 2, because maybe we’ll get a few of those answers we’re dying for!

“We’re not going to really know until Season 2,” he teases. “Neither do I, by the way, they haven’t told me anything!”

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March 26, 2016

VARIETY – The “Shadowhunters” cast made an appearance at WonderCon on Friday afternoon to tease the final two episodes of Season 1, kicking off with a clip of next week’s much-anticipated episode 12, titled “Malec.”

The sneak peek sees everyone gathered for Alec’s (Matthew Daddario) wedding to Lydia (Stephanie Bennett), but before they can get to the vows, Magnus (Harry Shum, Jr.) arrives to interrupt the proceedings, since Alec’s sister Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) secretly invited the warlock to the nuptials. Alec’s mother, Maryse (Nicola Correia Damude) tries to make Magnus leave, but he tells her he has business with her son and that he won’t leave unless Alec asks him to — with the clip ending before we see Alec’s response.

“Alec at this point is not just lying to himself, he’s actively building up walls to prevent him from feeling what’s actually going on inside of him,” Daddario said of Alec’s mental state in next week’s episode. “All the distractions and various issues brought on by all of these people… he has a lot to think about.” Despite some questionable choices so far this season, Daddario said that he likes to think that in most situations, “Alec makes the right decisions in the end.”

Alec and his best friend, Jace (Dominic Sherwood), have been at odds lately, but both actors reiterated the strength of their bond. “I don’t think Jace and Alec can ever break up permanently,” Daddario laughed, with Sherwood adding, “The love that Alec and Jace feel for each other is so complete and unending, that when it does reach a head and they come to blows, it’s because they love each other and they care about each other … Without passion there’s nothing.”

But many fans are rooting for another kind of love connection for Alec, and Shum teased that next week’s episode will “see a little backstory” from Magnus, including what brought him to this point. According to Shum, “you’re gonna see how many walls he’s built and that it’s a big deal for him to be flirtatious” the way he has been with Alec.

Following the bombshell that Clary (Katherine McNamara) and Jace may be half-siblings, Alberto Rosende teased that Simon’s starting to have hope that he might have a chance to win Clary’s affections after all. “Simon’s always making plays for Clary, that’s kind of his MO. He’s starting to get a little more confident,” he said with a laugh. “For the first time, there’s no threat anymore [from Jace] – I can swoop in.”

“Shadowhunters” was renewed for a second season last week, so showrunner Ed Decter admitted that they haven’t started writing the scripts for Season 2 yet, but promised, “We have a really action-packed season planned — a lot of things you loved about the books may happen, but may happen in a completely different way than in the books.” He noted that it’s their job to surprise fans of Cassandra Clare’s books just as much as new fans of the franchise.

When asked whether book character Sebastian would make an appearance on the show, Decter confirmed that they planned to introduce him at some point. “Sebastian will be in the series, but we need to maybe get picked up again,” he teased.

The cast and producers were tight-lipped about what to expect from the April 5 season finale, but Decter would reveal that the ending “will be a substantial cliffhanger” to keep fans guessing between Season 1 and Season 2.

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February 13, 2016

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DA MANOUT OF THE SHADOWS. From channeling James Dean to playing the lead male in the much-awaited TV show “Shadowhunters,” Dominic Sherwood is moving out of the shadows and stepping into the spotlight

There’s a saying that goes “You are the company you keep.” If that’s really how the world works, Dominic Sherwood is definitely in a good place right now. First off, the 25-year-old is currently dating actress Sarah Hyland of “Modern Family” fame. Plus, his circle of friends includes none other than Taylor Swift, who cast him in the music video for her single, “Style.” On top of that, earlier this year, he was chosen to play the lead male character in “Shadowhunters,” a TV adaptation of best-selling young adult series “The Mortal Instruments.”

DA MAN: Hi, Dominic. For those of us new to “Shadowhunters,” can you give us a short breakdown of what to expect from the show?
Dominic Sherwood: I can’t wait to share this show with both existing fans and new ones! You can expect a lot of action, heartbreak, romance and massive amounts of tension.

DA MAN: Do you think that fans of the novels will be missing out by not following “Shadowhunters”?
Dominic Sherwood:
Absolutely! If it were me, I would want to see every adaptation I possibly could. And not only that, I’m proud to say this show is epic on its own.

DA MAN: The character you play, Jace Wayland, is often described being very complex: a “jerk with a heart of gold” with a lot of quirks and a lot of emotional baggage. How do you get into a character like that?
Dominic Sherwood: I developed Jace by looking deeply into every emotion he feels—love, passion, anger—and then trying very hard to hide them under layers of arrogance and sarcasm. Exactly as Jace would.

DA MAN: Back in 2015, you tweeted “First day of training for @ShadowhuntersTV for @ABCFamily and I am in serious pain!!” Just what kind of training did they put you through for this show?
Dominic Sherwood:
The first is physical. That included heavy muscle training. The Shadowhunters are soldiers and have to look as such. I am skinny as a rake naturally, so that had to change. Number two is stunts. Martial arts training as well as weapons training, which, as you could imagine, is the most fun.

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December 09, 2015

EW.COM – “You’re Clary freakin’ Fray, you can do anything!”

It’s time to welcome another kickass leading lady to the small screen in the upcoming ABC Family (soon to be renamed Freeform) drama, Shadowhunters.

Based on the best-selling book series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters will take fans on an action-packed ride filled with drama, demons and plenty of “sexy” moments — and only ETonline has the exclusive scoop straight from the cast!

“The Shadowhunters story is about Clary Fray being sucked into the Shadowhunter’s world,” Dominic Sherwood, who plays Jace, shares in our video above. “The tagline is all the legends are true so everything you ever grew up hearing about, the fairy tales, they all exist in this world.”

Katherine McNamara, who stars as the hybrid heroine Clary, promises that fans are in for a treat when “demons, vampires, werewolves, seelies, warlocks, and any other manner of creature” are introduced to the audience through Clary’s eyes.

“On her 18th birthday, things start to happen and [Clary] starts to see all these weird things, and having all these weird flashes of memories,” the 20-year-old actress reveals. “She discovers that she is in fact a Shadowhunter, which is a half angel, half human hybrid.”

So what exactly must Shadowhunters do? “Their sole purpose in the world is to protect the humans — or the mundanes — from the rest of the shadow-world,” McNamara explains.

Press play on our first look video above to get even more Shadowhunters scoop from stars Matthew Daddario, and Harry Shum Jr.!

The series premiere of Shadowhunters debuts Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.

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December 08, 2015

MTV.COM – It’s not easy Christmas shopping for Magnus Bane. He’s literally seen and done it all in his 300 years. So what do you get for the immortal warlock who has everything? We asked author Cassandra Clare and the cast of Freeform’s (née ABC Family) upcoming series “Shadowhunters” what they would get the High Warlock of Brooklyn for the holidays — and needless to say, it sparked a few heated debates.

Does Magnus love Chairman Meow more than he loves Alec? Would an all-powerful warlock use a cleaning service? And when it comes to the age-old boxers vs. briefs debate, is Magnus really more of a sexy thong kind of guy? One thing is for certain: Magnus Bane is about to have a Christmas he’ll never forget.

2. Dominic Sherwood would get him something from Jace.
“I would probably get him my name on a plaque, so he doesn’t get it wrong,” Sherwood said. “Ever. Or maybe a backscratcher, or a head massager — of course, that would ruin the hair.”