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Shadowhunters – ABC Family

Shadowhunters - ABC Family
Shadowhunters – ABC Family

The Mortal Instruments novel series has sold millions of copies around the world and has been adapted into one feature film and now the version that audiences have been waiting for is here. ABC Family’s Shadowhunters will be rolling in front of cameras and auditions for roles in this outstanding production are set to take place soon.

 

Shadowhunters will tell the phenomenal supernatural stories of Clary Fray, an 18 year old who discovers that she comes from a long line of human/angel hybrids who hunt down demons, from the debut novel City of Bones through the most recent City of Heavenly Fire and beyond. The series will follow Clary as she learns more about her power and how to harness it as she battles a host of vampires, werewolves and other creatures of the dark.

Katherine McNamara (R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls, The Fosters, New Year’s Eve) will lead the series as Clary Fray alongside Dominic Sherwood (Mayday, Take Down, Taylor Swift: Style) in the role and Jace Wayland and they will be backed up by an impressive ensemble of supporting players that includes Maxim Roy (19-2, Heartland, WarGames: The Dead Code), Alberto Rosende (The Swing of Things), Emeraude Toubia (Model Latina), Isaiah Mustafa (Anger Management, Madea’s Big Happy Family, NCIS: Los Angeles), Matthew Daddario (36 Saints, Breathe In, When the Game Stands Tall), Harry Shum, Jr. (Revenge of the Green Dragons, Step Up 2: The Streets, Mortal Kombat) and Alan Van Sprang (The Tudors, Beauty and the Beast, Immortals). The series is produced by a creative team that includes celebrated filmmaker McG (The O.C., Chuck, Terminator Salvation) and Ed Decter (Unforgettable, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Helix).

The adaptation that fans everywhere have been waiting for is finally here. Shadowhunters is coming and so are many fantastic chances for performers of all ages to be a part of it. Audition announcements for this sure to be hit ABC Family series will be coming very soon and all news and information for them will be posted right here as soon as they are released. Stay tuned for all of the exciting casting details and leave a message in the space below and tell us your thoughts on the show and why you would like to be a part of upcoming auditions for the television adaptation of the Mortal Instruments novels, Shadowhunters.

143 thoughts on “Shadowhunters – ABC Family

  1. My name is Rachel I live in Houston TX. I am half Mexican and half white . I have brown hair and brown eyes and I am 15 years old. I have been a fan of this show sense it came out on TV I would really love a chance to be on this show. I have never really acted for anything and I know that isn't necessarily a good thing but I really want to try. Thank you and i hope you will give me a chance.

  2. I am writing this for my two daughters Gabrielle (11 years old) and Alexis (9 years old). We have been watching this show as a "girls night" since the show started. They are very big fans and would love to be part of the production. We live in Newfoundland Canada but will do what is needed to have the chance to audition.

  3. Hi my name is Ruby Rose Ogier, acting is my dream which I know you've heard a lot but it's true. The mortal instruments is quite truly my favourite series, I think they have done a wonderful job at adapting the books and growing from there. In my mind I would love to be Emma Carstairs though I am not blond. I also love singing and though I am not fabulous dancer I still love to shake my booty around the house. I am an amateur looking to realise my dream because when I leave high school I can't imagine doing anything with my life, and there are not many ways of doing so at the present time for my parents are always working and I have a little sister not that I can be resentful they've sacrificed a lot for me. I live in Australia and can speak french as I am half French and lived there for around 5 years.

    Age: 15
    Born: 13/03/2002
    Hair colour: dark brunette
    Weight:
    Height: 5'7
    Eye colour: dark grey/blue
    Ethnicity: caucasian
    Nationality: Australian/French
    Current occupation: Student

  4. My name is Joan and I have much interesting to act in shadowhunters. Im 15 years old.
    Height: 176 cm
    Weight: 65 kg
    Eyes: green
    Hair: chesnut

    I acted in few theatres, and I will be so interested to be part of shadowhunters family.

  5. I love this show, and having read all of the books multiple times I feel like this would be a good place to start an acting career.

    1. Hey my name is Luiza and I'm 16 years old. I'm 5'8 , have light brown curly hair with blond highlights . I don't have much experience with acting professionally because I never had a chance but I hope that that won't end my chances to play a role in shadowhunters. I love Emma's character and I couldn't stop thinking about how much I wanted to have her life, be able to live what she lived. I realised that somehow I could, acting. I don't really believe that it can come true because is hard to believe that I have a chance by writing here. Anyways thanks for the attention.

  6. Hi, my name is Emme. I am 14 years old and I live in the US. I have spent the better part of 2 years discovering all I can about the shadow world. I have shoulder length brown hair and green eyes. I am 5,6". I have been in all of my school musicals and have been in plays. I would love to play Livia Blackthorn when the time comes to cast her. I feel like I deeply relate to Livia in the way that I want to protect my family at any cost. I also have been a cheerleader for 4 years, so I have built up the endurance and flexibility skills needed for training for the role of a shadowhunter. Also, I have an A average in school, so It wouldn't be hard for me to transition to the tutoring I would have during filming. I feel as if this role was created for me (not to sound like every other teen girl). Whether you want me or not, I would definitely appreciate your consideration. Feel free to check out my instagram account. Thank you for your time

  7. Heei, I'm Merel and i'd like to audition because I love the show and want to find out what I can with acting and stuff. For further information reply on this comment. PS. I'm a big fan of Matthew Daddario

    Bye, Merel

  8. Hi, my name is Carmen Ng from Malaysia and am a 20 year old studying bachelor's degree in Mass Communication.

    Height: 5'0
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Light brown
    Ethnicity: Asian
    Nationality: Malaysian
    Skills: Writing, adapting to new surroundings, willing to learn, a good team player, could play any role except nudity
    Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay

    I have always love the series since it aired and find it extremely enchanting and absolutely fascinating! I watched it repeatedly and hope to be part of the Shadowhunters cast. The elements and features of the fantasy series are complex yet clear, in a sense that audience don't get confused yet find the series captivating.

    Thank you so much for making this series enchanting and fascinating! 

    I have always wanted to be an actor, and pursue my studies in Mass Communication, hoping that the skills I learn will be able to aid me in acting.

    I really hope that I can audition for Shadowhunters and get casted. I may be lacking in some aspects, but I am definitely willing to learn.

    I believe I will gain a lot of experience and learn so much from the cast and crew on set! 🙂

  9. Hi, my name is Carmen Ng from Malaysia and am a 20 year old studying bachelor's degree in Mass Communication.

    Height: 5'0
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Light brown
    Ethnicity: Malaysian (Asian)
    Skills: Writing, adapting to new surroundings, willing to learn, a good team player, could play any role except nudity
    Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay

    I have always love the series since it aired and find it extremely enchanting and absolutely fascinating! I watched it repeatedly and hope to be part of the Shadowhunters cast. The elements and features of the fantasy series are complex yet clear, in a sense that audience don't get confused yet find the series captivating.

    Speaking of that, I know how hard filming can be, as I have had some experience with it, and I really appreciate all the hard work by the cast and crew. Thank you so much for making this series enchanting and fascinating! 

    I used to dreamt of being an actor, unfortunately the acting industry in my country is not as advance, and I don't have much chances of auditioning. Because of that I pursue my studies in Mass Communication, hoping that the skills I learnt from college will be able to aid me in acting.

    I really hope that I can audition for Shadowhunters and get casted. To be honest, I may be lacking in some aspects, but I am willing to learn and have a heart to do so.

    I believe I will gain a lot of experience and learn so much from the cast and crew on set! 😄

  10. Hi :),
    I'm Elleanor White and I'm 14. I'm from England. I would love this role because I fell in love with the books early last year and I've just finished the first season of the show and it would be amazing to learn on a show like this and gain experience although I don't have much at the moment I would love to learn from this show.
    Height: 5'7
    Hair colour: Brown
    Eye colour: Brown.

  11. Hi, my name is Carmen Ng from Malaysia and am a 20 year old studying bachelor's degree in Mass Communication.

    Height: 5'0
    Eye color: Brown
    Hair color: Light brown
    Ethnicity: Malaysian (Asian)
    Skills: Writing, adapting to new surroundings, willing to learn, a good team player, could play any role except nudity
    Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay

    I have always love the series since it aired and find it extremely enchanting and absolutely fascinating! I watched it repeatedly and hope to be part of the Shadowhunters cast. The elements and features of the fantasy series are complex yet clear, in a sense that audience don't get confused yet find the series captivating.

    Speaking of that, I know how hard filming can be, as I have had some experience with it, and I really appreciate all the hard work by the cast and crew. Thank you so much for making this series enchanting and fascinating! 🙂

    I used to dreamt of being an actor, unfortunately the acting industry in my country is not as advance, and I don't have much chances of auditioning. Because of that I pursue my studies in Mass Communication, hoping that the skills I learnt from college will be able to aid me in acting.

    I really hope that I can audition for Shadowhunters and get casted. To be honest, I may be lacking in some aspects, but I am willing to learn and have a heart to do so.

    I believe I will gain a lot of experience and learn so much from the cast and crew on set! 🙂

  12. Hi my name is Tiffany I am 18 and live in Alabama. Was in theater and music I preformed in plays would love to audition for shadow hunters or any others shows. I am female, blonde, strong for a girl but not muscle huge. I really hope to work with you.

    1. I have always loved the books and movie of shadow hunters I love the suspense it gives you. Actors make the screen come alive and make the people watching feel like there in the show. I have always told people to follow there dreams and never give up. So that's what I am going to do. To be part of something big would be amazing and an honor. Mostly to show people to follow there dreams even if you think your not good enough get up and find out your self. Thank you for your time.

  13. Hi my name is kaitlyn Bracety and I live in Tucson Arizona. I've always wanted to be a part of the acting world … It facintates me because you bring joy to other people's lives. I read all the mortal instruments books my first year of highschool homeschool and i completely fell in love with the books, when I found out they were making a show I was so excited. I have been in a couple of school musicals and many different music classes (opera, Tucson Girls Chorus,and 7 years of school choirs) . It would be a dream come true if I could be in the show.
    Age: 16
    Gender: female
    Height: 5'4"
    Hair: brown
    Eyes: hazel
    Ethnicity: white and a lot of other things.
    Thankyou!

  14. Hi, my name is Ashley Wiseniske and I am a 27 year old native from Texas. I am between 5’7″- 5’8″ and have an athletic body type. I have blue eyes and reddish-brown hair. I read all of the books, watched the movie and currently enjoy watching the TV series. With my father being an Army veteran, I have learned some combat skills over the years from him and I attend kickboxing classes in my town. I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I love the series because of the whole mythology, the background on every character, and just how complex the series is. I would see this opportunity as an amazing experience and a challenge.

  15. Hello my name is Megan and I am 15 years old from Wales. The character I would love to audition for is Cecily Herondale (that is if you ever do The Infernal Devices as a show). I've always loved Will and Cecily and one big reason is that they are both Welsh characters. I am Welsh (I can also speak the language) and it's very rare when two major characters in a NY bestseller are Welsh, and also use the language; so you can image how ecstatic I was when I read the Welsh dialogue. I feel as though no one can play a Welsh character properly unless they are Welsh themselves; as pretty much every Welsh person has a mad, stubborn nature to themselves, which is shown quite clearly through Will and Cecily.
    So far I have been in two shows run by my school's drama department that were shown in our local theatre. Because of one of the shows I was allowed to take part in the opening Ceremony of the Eisteddfod ( this big competition in wales that takes place every year. Search it up, it's a pretty big deal here in wales). I also play the piano and the clarinet which I play in the school band.
    I have brown hair, light blue eyes and pale light skin. I am 5"6 and quite fit as I do a lot of long distance running.
    Please contact me if you are needed of any photos/ videos. Thanks

  16. Hi, my name is Salma. Salma Shah, I am 15 years old and 5'4 , I have dark brown eyes and dark brown almost black hair and I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I have been obsessed with the Shadowhunters since it aired and have started reading the books. I love making people laugh and smile, most of my friends say I should act but I am a rather shy person at first but once people get to know me I am a very loud, funny and energetic girl, it's a dream of mine to act. I'm currently busy with doing a production of Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona on stage. And I would be honored to play any part on this amazing show!!

    Thanks for taking the time to read my comment.
    Salma. >.<

  17. Age- 15, turning 16 in January
    gender – female
    height- 155cm, rounded to 5'1"
    eyes- warm brown
    hair- brown/blonde but can be dyed any colour

    As a fan of many tv shows, including this one, i'm yet to see a character without a nice physique. I have struggled with my appearance for years but i'm leaning to embrace it. I'd love to play a character in this show because i love the diversity and creativity that is presented. I'm also a huge fan of the books and the show. i have previously worked in a small local film and performed in productions and plays but my main dream is to be apart of a huge show like this.

  18. Hello my name is Demi Leek and I am from the Netherlands. I am 16 years old though people say I look somewhere like 19 or 20. I absolutely love acting! I am considering on going to a famous acting school here and become better in my job. I have golden-blonde hair and grey blue eyes. I wouldn't really mind, I can play any part if you tell me to. From evil to good, from depressed to happy. I can be a really fun type of girl but serious when the camera comes on, since when I actually play I take it very seriously (I do it too when I roleplay). I have played in some Dutch series and I have learned from it a lot. I'm looking forward to expand my acting kingdom further over the world. Thank you for giving me me your time reading this!
    Demi

  19. Hello. My name is Paige. I have been recently scouting the internet for parts and am in love with the books and the current inspiring tv show you are doing. Since I am 12, it bas been hard trying to find a part and start my actor life. I have a bubbly personality but can be serious at the snap of the fingers. I have dark dark (almost black) hair. My eyes are hazel and have flecks of green in them. The flecks are sometimes brown.

  20. Hello. My name is Paige and I have been scouting the internet for casting but as I am only 12, it's kinda hard. I love the books and the inspiring tv show that you are making. I have a bubbly personality but in a click of your fingers, I can become serious. I love working in a team. I have mid length dark (almost black) brown hair and hazel eyes with flecks of sometimes green sometimes brown in them. I go headfirst into life and am excited to see wether i get the part of anyone you want me to play. For more details on what I look like ECT. email me at

  21. My name is Clara and i really love shadowhunters. Im 15 years old.
    Height:160cm
    Weight: 45 kg
    Eyes: hazel
    Hair: brown
    I love acting and my dreams are to play in this show. I love traveling, sports and reading. I read all books like four time and i really love them.
    I

  22. Hi my name is Amelia. I fell in love with the books instantly and once I started reading them I couldn't put them down! I fell in love with the TV show just as much and I would love to be a part of it. If I was able to, I would love to portray either Emma Carstairs or Tessa Gray. However, I would love to play any other part if it was not possible for me to portray these two characters.
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5'5"
    Age: 15 (16 in April)
    Hair Colour: Brown (although I would be more than willing to dye it if I got the chance to portray Emma)

  23. Hi my name is Amelia Riley. I instantly fell in love with the books and once I started reading them, I couldn't put them down! I fell in love with the TV show just as much and it actually became my favourite TV show very easily! I would love to portray the character of Emma Carstairs or Tessa Gray if I ever got the chance to.
    Age: 15 (16 in April)
    Height: 5'5"
    Hair Colour: Brown (although I would be more than willing to dye it if I was able to portray the part of Emma)
    Gender: Female

  24. Hi! My name is Zoe Duhalde and I'm 16 years old. I love Shadowhunters. I've read all TMI and TID books and I'm in love with them. I really want to became an actress, is my dreamwork, I've been studying acting for eight years. I think I would be perfect for Tessa but i have no problem to audition for another character. Heigth: 1,65. Weigth: 57kg. I'm latina 🙂 but I've been studying english for ten years. Green Eyes. Brown Hair

  25. Hi! My name is Layla Stone I love in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. I'm 12-years-old, 5'4 in height and 110 in weight. I have tanned skin, dark brown hair, brown eyes. I've been wanting to become actress since I was very young but never had the chance. I would LOVE to be in Shadowhunters, I love the books, movie and tv show. My favourite character is, Isabelle. I found the first book in my school library on accident but I don't regret it. I would love to become apart of the Shadowhunters family. It would be a dream come true. If you have any interest in me my email

    Because I'm totally not Layla, jkn I'm lame but thanks.

  26. Hi my name is jolie I'm 14years old, 5'2 almost 5'3, and I have light brown hair and absolutely love the character emma carstairs, if she ever entered the show I would love the chance to audition, I live in Ireland so it might be hard but I would do whatever is needed to get this part, I am a massive fan of the books movie and tv show, amd it would an honour to be in. I would love to have a main role but if I couldn't I would absolutely love to be an extra because I love the show so much and to even be in it for a minute would be the greatest honour. I have had experience in acting- not professional but I was sleepy in snow white in a panto, I am very serious about my acting and would do anything to be in this show. I would travel to wherever I am needed to get a role in this show. If you pick me for this casting I would be truly greatfull, I have been in love with the books forever and the show since it started and it would be incredible to just get an audition

  27. Hello there,
    My name is Martijn van der Staaij, am 26 years old and live in Holland. Am an big fan of the Show and the books stole my heart. In the books an very fond of Mark Blackthorn and Kieran from the unseelie courd. I really think I would be fitt to play one of the roles. I got dark Brown eyes and half collour. So please message Me, so I can make my dream come true by playing Mark or Kieran in the show.

  28. Hello,
    My name is Nicole and it has been my dream to become an actress for as long as I can remember. I read the mortal instruments, the infernal devices, and dark artifices and instantly fell in love with the characters and the world that they were in. It would be a dream come true to be able to become a part of the shadowhunters family. The cast and crew of shadowhunters is incredibly dedicated and hardworking, and I would be honored to be on the show. I have been in a few plays and productions; I have also taken acting classes.
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 145 lbs
    Eye color: bluish green
    Hair color: blonde
    Age: 14
    Ethnicity: caucasian
    Nationality: USA
    Current Occupation: student

  29. my name is kaitlyn knight.I am 18 years old and would really love the role as tessa gray so i can start my acting career.i have never acted in stuff like this before but i would love to, i also love the books i have pretty much read all of them and really do want this role bad very bad so.i have gray-blue eyes just like she does.i am 5 foot 2"and i have brown hair.

  30. Hi my Name is Nena I'm 16 years old but I'm really short for my age (most of the time people think I'm 13-14) I have dark blonde hair (If I'd have the chance of portraying Emma I would definitely dye it) and I have read all the books, watched the show and the movie and I fell in love with it. After reading the book I realised I relate a lot to Emma Carstairs and I absolutely love her strength and perseverance. I don't really have a lot of experience in acting other then I tried it out when I was younger for about 6 months but had to quit because of the circumstances. The one thing I love to do is remake my favourite scenes of the shows I watch and play the characters in front of my mirror. If there would be a casting for Emma Carstairs I would definitely want to try it out.

  31. My name is Kieran, I'm 25 years old and I discovered this show by mistake. I was on Netflix and clicked accidentally on it and haven't stopped watching it since. Im roughly 5ft5 blue eyes, brown hair and hell the type of wardrobe they wear I've been wearing since I was 12. Im from Hamilton Ontario, so close to most of the filming. Never had an acting job before but I would love the chance. Please give me a shout either way and I'll do what I can to convince you that I'd be an asset to the team. Remember, for shadow hunters, the descent into hell is easy

  32. Hi, my name is Jessica Schille, I am five foot one and I live in Lloydminster ,Alberta. I have brown hair and I am turning seventeen in October. I would love to be able to work with the Shadowhunters cast because it would be an amazing experience overall. They could teach me many things that are useful towards my future. I know that I'm young but in the past I have performed in plays, and have sang quite a bit. I have read all of the books more than a few times. I keep on watching the Shadowhunter Tv Series over, over because I love each of the characters personalalities, and how they each stand out in different ways. I would love to be able to have the chance to be a part of the show.

    Thank you

  33. My name is Tara and I have a deep passion and love for acting. I am 13 (almost 14) and live in Australia. I have mid-length brown hair, blue-green eyes and kind of pale skin. I'm 5'6" which is average for my age. I don't any experience except for small plays and school musicals, but, as it has been stated a thousand times before me, this is agreat opportunity.
    (I know this has nothing to do with acting, but I do love Shadowhunters, the show and the books.)
    Thank you for taking the time to read my comment,
    Tara

  34. Hey my name is Jessica. Jessica Kustos. Kustos means Guardian. I´m a 16 years old girl which turns 17 in December. Last week my mom told me that i was a nephilim …shocking right? But this is not the truth. The truth is that i would love to be a part of the Shadowhunter cast. And i would be happy, even if i can only audition.
    Now some facts about me and my crazy …ok no, more ordinary life here on this planet.
    I am a crazy, loud and really clumsy young lady. But this is not bad…I´m just a little bit different than other kids in my age. I like musicals and i play in theaters. Also I got a little job as a supporting role in a short film.
    I was born with brown hair, i wore them long for a long time but now they are short and… they have a mixed color of brown and some blonde highlights.
    It would be cool if you could answer me, and maybe we see each other in season 3.

  35. My name is Kylee and I live in Wisconsin. I am left handed with light brown hair and brown eyes. I am 13 years old and skinny. I think if Emma Carstairs ever entered Shadowhunters I would be great for her. I love the Mortal Instrument series as well as the shows, and I hope you take me into consideration.

  36. I would love to be on Shadowhunters. I am a huge fan and have watched every episode, and read all the books, and seen the movie. I would love to play a role in season 3 of this show.
    Full name- Makensley Gilliam
    age- 19
    hair color- medium brown, shoulder length
    height- 5'6
    eye color- blue-green (sometimes grey)
    weight- 160 (can change)
    personality- very outgoing
    I am from the united states.
    can do different voices and have done some acting before in plays and stuff.

  37. My name is Kylee, and I live in Northern Wisconsin. I am 5'6" with curly long brown hair and brown eyes. I am left handed and skinny. I love the Shadowhunter show and have just recently finished the Mortal Instrument series and I would love to be a part of the show

  38. My name is Kylee, I am going to be 13 in September. I have long brown hair and brown eyes. I live in Northern Wisconsin. I am 5'6". I loved the Mortal Instruments books and also the show.

  39. Age: 19
    Gender: female
    Height: 5'5"
    Hair: brown
    Eyes: Blue
    Ethnicity: Caucasian
    I would love to be a part of this show in any way and think I would be a perfect actor to play Tessa Gray if she was to come into the show. I have read the books and watched the show. I am enthralled by the way the books have been adapted to screen and would be honored to be a part of the show.

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