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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.

259 thoughts on “Shadowhunters – ABC Family

  1. Hi there this is Amelia and I’m 13 years old.my home is in Cheshire Uk but on my dads side I am Australian. I weigh 120. My waist is 22 inches and I am 1.54 cm tall. I have experience in an advert for Adidas as an extra so I don’t get camera shy. I do skiing, football , gymnastics,running , trampolining, swimming n surfing and a little bit of parkour so as you would imagine I’m in good shape. An Acting career is my long hoped dream and taking part in this would be perfect for me. Shadow hunters for a while has been my favourite tv series and it’s given me loads of inspiration for art and drama pieces. As I should of said earlier I have brown chest length hair olive/tan skin and straight teeth and my body is an hourglass shape. When I first read the book a burning passion for fantasy came to life and as I watched the series I felt like this was something that I would enjoy. At the moment I’m doing drama gcse and dance so this would give me an amazing opportunity! I hope that you read this and fingers crossed-Amelia

  2. Hi there! My name is Amelia Blackburn-Elliot and I am 13 (nearly 14) years old I live in the UK but my other half is Australian. I adore acting and shadow hunters for me is the reason I wake up in the morning.
    Anyway presides that I would love to be picked for a part because it’s been my dream to be casted in a series or movie and it would also give me help towards my drama gcse which I’m studying for. Anyway I hope you read this – Amelia xx

  3. Hello! I am an eighteen year old Puerto Rican girl, whose name is Stela Safiro, that adores acting and would love to be a part of this show! I'm light skinned (white), my height is 5'6, Im skinny, I have brown wavy hair and my eyes are green. I speak English and Spanish! Hopefully you will give me a chance! Im willing to travel ,send pictures and do whatever else you might need from me. Thank you for your time!

  4. I am Cayenne Ashanti Sice. I am 13 years of age, turning 14 on the 29th of September I have blonde hair, blue eyes but my friends say it is bluey-green. I live in Australia, Qld, Brisbane. I am funny, sweet, smart (in my own way), as my mum says beautiful, I am a caring and loving person. I love the book, movie and tv show shadowhunters. Why? Well, because to me clary seems like the person who wouldn't stop to save and help the people she loves and cares about, reminding me of myself even i fit is my brother and sister. Jace, when he is told that clary is his 'sister' he is shocked and so is Clary but he still gets use to it and does what 'every' sibling would and look after his sister when she is sad or distressed. But, when he is told Clary isn't his sister he gets upset and when he tells her in the end they both get along because even if their not brother and sister, their still family. Alex, when he has feelings for Magnus it was so amazing, I thought they would be together straight away but then Alec proposes to Lydia he was doing it because of his family. But, it changed everything and Magnus was so upset. Yet, Magnus couldn't let this happen so he showed up to the wedding and in the end Alec didn't get married to Lydia, but started a new chapter in his life of being apart of Magnus' life and being with him, wether his mother likes it or not. Isabelle, she is strong, loving and a really great advice giver, especially to Alec. When Meliorn was kidnapped she was so determined to save him, since she loved him but also because he was going to be hurt for no reason at all. Simon, a mundane to a vampire to a day-lighter. He goes through a lot in a couple of weeks but the biggest thing was when he told Clary his true feelings for her, turning into the best decision he ever made because he ended up becoming her boyfriend showing that he isn't a total chicken. Magnus, a powerful warlock , an amazing friend and a great boyfriend to Alec. Magnus never wanted to let go Alec and he didn't want Alec to make any mistakes but when Magnus and Alec first meet that wasn't a mistake that was destiny and the start of a great future and the best life for both of them. Luke, a great friend and one of the best lycanthrope ever. But most of all being the loving father that Valentine could never be to Clary. Luke is loyal, caring and fearless, making him stand out from the rest of the shadowhunters. Lastly Valentine, a bad hearted, horrible father and terrible friend. He would always change things and trick people to get what he wants. He always says he cares about his daughter Clary but you can just tell he doesn't because if he did he wouldn't do anything to hurt the people she loves but help them. You can tell he would never change and never stop to kill the downworlders and anyone that stands in his way, even if that means killing Clary to get what he wants.
    I feel I should be apart of the shadowhunters team because I am a great actor, I have a great personality and I can always make people laugh.
    Thank you 🙂

  5. Hello I’m Lucy. I’m 13 about to turn 14 and would love the opportunity to join the shadow world. I haven’t had a crazy amount of experience but I participated in many musicals at my church. I am 5 feet and 4 inches and weigh 106 lbs. I have an A average in all my classes and would have no problem with schooling. I play volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse and am in very good shape. I am a huge fan and have read all the books, along with watching the movie and each and every episode of the show several times. I would love the opportunity to try out for anyone in the shadow hunting family. I have strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. Please consider letting me have a shot in joining your world!

  6. Hi, my name is Sariah Kelleher, from New Zealand. I have been a fan of the Mortal Instruments for almost 10 years. I'm 22yrs old and have seen the Shadowhunter series which have made me more interested in looking for a role in acting as one of the characters. One of my favourite characters I dearly love id Tessa Gray. She is a strong, wonderful, fierce young woman that I love to bits. Even though I haven't have any acting experience I would thrilled to play a role in the Shadowhunter series as my first acting career. Let me know of any updates on what may happen. Thanks.

  7. Hello ma’am, sir, My name is Gomer Grona I am From the Philippines and I just want to say that Shadowhunters: the mortal instruments is an amzing show, and If i would be lucky , being a part of this creative masterpiece would be a great oppurtunity for me. I am 14 years of age, brown eyes, brown skin, and I am male. I also wanted to be a part of this show because of my love and respect for the art of acting. I really love the concept of the story and most especially the transparency of the characters regarding their daily life and attitude towards “mundane” problems and challenges in spite of their supernatural powers, which i see as an inspiration to a lot of viewers. Thank you ma’am sir for your time.

  8. Hi, my name is Giana Salimov. I'm 13 turning 14 years old in September. I have dirty blond hair and blue eyes I'm also 5'4". This show has inspired me because it shows a lot of people how to be not only strong and confident but also how to love and work together it shows people can change the world. I have watched the show and read the books and it would be an extraordinary and irreplaceable experience If I had a chance to be on the show and maybe inspire someone else.

  9. Hi my name is Adam smith and I have always loved shadowhunters and would love to start my acting career on the show. I am 5ft7inch, 15 years old, dark blonde hair, green eyes, English, and I currently live in the uk but I'm willing to travel. And finally even tho I love the show I would not mind what character I would be portraying aslong as I get a chance

  10. My name is Khoo Zhisin I'm 16 this year, 5'4" high 49kg weight. Dark brown eyes, black hair, medium skin tone. Nationally Asian, I can speak English, Chinese, Malay. I can also speak different accents including British, American, Asian.
    I love to be apart of this amazing show is because it is so inspiring.The show is about hunting demon, romance, fighting. But it also included friendship, family, daily day life lesson and being true to yourself. I wish to be apart of this incredible show and audition for it. I love acting because it's my passion, over the year I really realise that this is what I enjoy doing! I like to play different character, emotion and experience different things. I love acting because it always inspired me and this is why I want to be an actor and acting. And being different character and how that character feel to the audience. I feel like everyone have thier own passion and this is my passion.

  11. Hello, my name is Fa Mos and I'm 18 years old. I'm about 5 foot 4 and have a tan skin. I am from Asian descendant but was raised in the Netherlands where I currently live. I am willing to travel and I'm fluent in English. I spend a year in the US at the age of 14. I love to travel and explore new things. Once I find something that I love I am completely dedicated to it.
    Shadowhunters is an amazing show and I love how all the story lines fall together to create this beautiful picture. It is artistic in it's own right. I also love how it is so character driven in a realistic but different way. It deals with common topics such as feeling all alone or not knowing who you are in Clary's case. .It's relatable and offers you an escape to a completely different universe. One where all the stories are true.
    As to the why I would like to be part of this? I have so much respect for the amazing cast and crew who work on this. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes that many will not even know off. I would love to be part of it. I have always loved movies and am able to relate so much to characters. Almost every movie I end up crying when something bad happens as if I feel their pain. Stories, movies and TV-shows are my own secret hideout. It's always been a passion and I would love to do something with it. If you're still with me by now I would like to thank whoever is reading this.
    All the love,
    Fa Mos

  12. Hi,
    I have been addicted to the books since I can remember and it's been a big part of my childhood. Other then reading I love acting and I am in a acting group in my town. My favourite character has to be Emma Carstairs just because she is so strong and passionate in what she does and sometimes when I don't know what to do in situations I think of a way Emma would solve that problem. I am 13,I exercise out side of school, I'm blonde and have blue eyes I am able to cut hair, dye hair and wear contacts if needed. I think I could portray Emma in the way the fans picture her. I really think I could portray Emma in a light where everyone would enjoy watching her on screen.
    Many thanks Darcie Hickford.

  13. I’m Megan and I’ve been acting my whole life. I’ve taken acting classes since I was five, and because of acting in musicals and YouTube videos, I’ve developed a passion for acting. And after re-reading the whole series of TMI, TID and TDA multiple times, I’ve connected with the characters in such a way, that I think portraying them would be quite fun, and possibly easy, as I could look into their mindset easier. It would be great if I could be Drusilla Blackthorn, as I believe my personality is quite like her- shy and self conscious. The only difference we have physically are my eyes- hers are blue green but mine are brown. The problem could be easily solved with contact lenses, though. And after reading the book series, I started to really like Dru. She’s great fun, and an amazing member of the Blackthorn family, and one of my favourite characters in the series. I would really like to play her, and will put 1000% into playing her.

  14. Hi my name is Raquel and I'm 15 years old and I love acting even though I don't have any professional experience.
    Hair: Bronde/Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Height: 171cm
    Weight: 60kg
    *I probably should have said it before: I'm from Spain.

  15. Hi! My name is Sydney and I am 14 years old. I have been a fan on Shadowhunters for the longest possible time, and often imagine being one of the characters. It is truly my favorite fandom world. I have wanted to be an actress all my life, and was looking at the role of Emma Carstairs. I have gotten roles in my school plays, so I have some experience acting. I would love to be in this series.

    1. Height: 5'3''
      Nationality: Caucasian
      Eye color: Blue/green
      Hair color: Brown
      Acting experience: Moderate

  16. Hello. My name’s Valeria. I’m 14. I kind of discovered this character accidentally and then fell in love with it. It’s Emma Carstairs. At first I didn’t know the character well, and then I realized how much I loved the character. We have so much in common (not just physically, since I’m blond haired and brown eyed) but we share a lot of personality traits. since the moment I realized that it has been not only my dream but my goal to play her if I ever got the chance. I’ve always wanted to act, since I was a little girl, and, modestly, I’m very good at it. When the time comes, eventually, I would love to audition for the character. I have no words to describe her, since she helped me find myself. I have good fighting skills, even for an average person, even though I don’t know if that counts. Also, I’m from Venezuela. But I’m not just fluent in english, I can actually say I speak it almost perfectly. I think it’s fate, that I found this character and want to play it so badly. I’ve had so many broken dreams that I’m willing to do anything to acomplish this one. I would really appreciate to have even the tiniest chance. Thank you.

  17. Hi
    I am 23 years old and live in Germany and study at the moment.
    But acting is a life-long dream of mine and with Shadowhunters I found something to show my passion. As for example in the role of Emma Carstairs (if you are planning another season) or any other role that fits.

    Female, brown hair, brown-green eyes

    I‘m looking forward for your response.

  18. Hi! My name is Stefanny, I am 16 years old, I am from Peru, but at the moment I am studying in New Zealand, I would really like to auditon for shadowhunters, because when I first read the book, was something so special for me, it became my favourite book instantly, how all of them fight, all the shadow world is so amazing and terrific too, I really love Tessa, she is amazing, she encouraged me to do a lot of things, like this one, writing my comment, to at least have an opportunity to do the thing that i like the most, that is acting and the best best part is that it would be for my favourite book. I have got brown curly hair, brown eyes, my height is 1.70 m, white skin, maybe a little tan.

  19. Hello! My name is Manuela Buta, I’m a 13 year old fan of the Shadowhunters show and Cassandra Clare’s books. I always love acting and I am doing daily practice. Although I’m from Romania, I speak English perfectly. Most of the people that saw me acting told me that I really have talent at this. I would like to audition for the role of Emma Carstairs, because I relate to her a lot, I really like her personallity and I exercised a lot of scenes of her and the people that saw me told me that I am doing a good job.
    Hair color: blonde(it’s natural)
    Eye color: dark brown
    Height: 162 centimeters
    Weight: 45 kilograms
    I love Cassandra Clare, everything that she wrote and this show with my whole heart and it would mean a lot to me the chance to audition for a role.

  20. Hi, my name is Dinah Calicher, and I am an 18 year old female with brown hair and hazel eyes. I am 5’4 and weigh about 120 pounds. I have pale skin, and I am currently living in Minnesota, but my state of residence is subject to change. The Mortal Instruments is my all time favorite book series and I would love to be a part of the show in any way that I can. These books and their characters inspire me everyday to be courageous and push myself to reach my full potential. My favorite character is Tessa Gray and I strive to be brave like her, which is why I’m putting myself out there. I read Cassandra Clare’s books like my life depends on it, and it would be the greatest honor to partake in making her characters come alive. I have been acting in theatre since I was ten years old, and I like to make short films in my free time. Acting is my passion and I hope to get my start on Shadowhunters!
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  21. Hello. My name is Emily Kirkpatrick.
    I am a 14 year old female with medium length brown hair, brown eyes, and fair skin. I am a dancer and singer and have taken as many acting opportunities as possible. I live in Ohio and am willing to travel. I am 5'2 and in good shape, I am also flexible and have the endurance to train and work hard for the role of a shadowhunter. I am willing to transition to using a tutor during filming or travel of any kind needed for the show. When the time comes to cast any roles meeting my description, I am ready and willing. Thank you for your time and consideration.

  22. Hey, I am Inka. I am 17 years old, I have light brown hair and green eyes. I speak English, German and French.

    I love the show and It would be incredible to be a part of it.
    I love the books and so do I love the series. There have been so many series and Films I'd died to be a part of it but I never got the chance to be in it. However, long story short Every cloud has a silver lining.
    Thank you very much.

  23. Hi I’m Victoria and I’m 16 almost 17, my birthday is April 4th. I’ve got natural ginger hair though it’s dyed currently and I’m 5’4. I exercise everyday and I’ve always had a natural endeaurance. Shadowhunters is extremely dear to me because my girlfriend got me into it and it helped us become more confident with the representation in it to come out to our friends and being apart of it would be amazing to me.

  24. Hi my name is Jasmine. I am 15 years old and I live in England. I have curly, light-brown hair and light blue eyes with a tinge of green. I am 5,5". Although I don't have much acting experience, I feel I could bring the character of Emma Carstairs alive. She is such a deep character who has experienced so much, and has become stronger because of it. Her portrayal in the books (which I love) shows her to be so strong and she is so passionate and determined with everything she does. I have been dancing for years now in ballet, modern and tap so I am quite physically strong. Furthermore, I know how to shoot a bow and arrow as I have my own bow and know how to handle a knife. I would love for acting to become my future career because it truly lets you be who you want, and other people at the same time. If offers an escape, an escape of which I would like to explore.
    I hope you offer me some consideration, despite my lack of experience.

  25. Hi my name is Shayne. I'm from Ohio. I'm 24, I have always wanted to do acting and admire the art. I love the book series and Clary and Izzy are probably my favorite character because they are very strong females. I know a few forms of martial arts at the green belt level. I am 5 foot 1 and 189 pounds but losing weight. I have struggled with my health my whole life and I want to prove that people with health problems and disabilities can be great at anything they set their mind to. I have blonde hair and green eyes.

  26. Hi my name is Grace
    I’m 15 years old
    I’m Australian (NSW)
    I have naturally light brown hair (it’s currently onbrè)
    I’m 5”4
    I have green eyes
    I would love to be apart of this show because I feel like I have a deep connection to a lot of the characters. I feel like being a member of the cast would really give me the self confidence I need to pursue my dream of acting. I can say that I’m a fairly talented actress, as I know how to play a role from my several years of being a n expressive dancer. I take a drama class at school and will be featuring in the schools play in a few months. Although I don’t have much professional experience, I can assure you if this does get a reply I will do everything in my power to not let you down.

  27. Hi I am victoria I’m 13 and I have long brown hair blues eyes and tanned skin I live in London in the uk currently I dance in a dance school and travel round the uk to do competitions and shows my personality is funny happy mischetheious and I like all the characters because there all different in there own way so thank and good night

    Victoria xoxo

  28. Hi, I’m Lindsay
    I’m 14 years old (but I’m not super big unfortunately) I’m 5 foot and a bit but I call myself 5’1 and I’m about 100 pounds (97.8 to be specific) I live in the GTA, about a 45 minute drive from Toronto itself. I have an early birthday so I will be 15 next February 19th. I have a little below shoulder length golden hair, fair skin and blue/green eyes. I have read every Cassandra Claire book their is and am eagerly waiting for season 3 to come out! And of course I just checked on twitter and their might be a season 4?!! I have no idea if there already is an Emma Carstairs, but I have to say, she was probably my favourite female character is this while series. I loved how strong willed she was as a child despite how much she’d been through, and as a young adult she was determined to set the murder of her parents straight. I also love how she has flaws but is still a strong female role model. She is deathly afraid of the water (cause that’s where her parents were found) and she’s in love with her parabatai….. I would absolutely love to play this strong and independent character who changed my view on how fierce children can be. I just got accepted into cawthra park’s drama program in the GTA and have performed on stage many times in Annie, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermid, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat and Blades on Stage. I have always wished to move my acting to film and television, and seeing something I’m so passionate about possibly give me that chance (and it films where I live!!) I could not be happier. Thanks a lot for reading if you read this at all!! Xoxo

  29. Hello everyone! I'm Martina, in July I'm going to be 14 and I'm Italian. I love speaking english so much! I speak it when I am alone, when I'm with my best friend and I can also speak american accent. I love acting and I think I can be an actress in the future. I have brown hair and brown eyes, I'm tall 1.71 metres and I'm 55 kilos. So in love with Shadowhunters!

  30. Hi my name is Emily Oliver and I live in Seattle, although I am currently attending university in Utah. I am twenty-one years old with brown hair and brown eyes, and I am 5'10" tall. I have been a fan of the universe since I was a teenager, when all that were published were the first three "Mortal Instruments" books. Playing any character – extra, reaccuring, supporting, or otherwise – would be an absolute dream come true and I don't have any preferances. I have always wanted to act but never had very many opportunities to do so when I was younger. Now that I'm out in the real world I would like to make that dream possibly become a reality. Whatever I do – for employment or for fun – I do with my whole heart and I am able and willing to do whatever necessary for my job/role. I can both sing and dance, and although it's been a handful of years since I have actively done the later my body still contains that muscle memory (multiple times, I have actually shocked people because if you give me a routine I can execute it fabulously. However, if you just tell me "do a dance" I can't.). Thank you for taking the time to consider this and should you have any questions please feel free to let me know.

  31. Hey, I am Inka. I am 17 years old, I have light brown hair and green eyes. I speak English, German and French.

    I love the show and It would be incredible to be a part of it.
    I love the books and so do I love the series. There have been so many series and Films I'd died to be a part of it but I never got the chance to be in it. However, long story short Every cloud has a silver lining.
    Thank you very much.

  32. Hi I;m Lillian Smith I have fine blond hair, blue eyes I am 5'5 and 14 years old, I would love to play the role of Emma Cartstairs because I feel like I already know the character from the books and I would be able to play her well.

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