Ready your steles for an uncontrollable urge to draw runes all over everything because the first teaser vids -- yes, that is plural -- for ABC Family's "Shadowhunters" are here.
The series, which is based on Cassandra Clare's uber popular YA fantasy series "The Mortal Instruments," is heading to the small screen in 2016, giving the story a from-scratch new adaptation effort after "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" only did so-so at the box office in 2013.
The show clips aired last night (June 2) during the channel's "Pretty Little Liars" (a fiery affair all its own) and "Stitchers" runs and had all of the "Mortal Instruments" fandom practicing their demon roundkicks, then running out for some henna tattoo ink to re-apply the enkeli.
First there was this wicked title art display which reminded us that the debut date is but a few months out, at this point. ZOMG.
When this show started to take shape, it seemed so far away, but now it's just a witchlight's throw away.
And look at how pretty!
Then there was this one that showed the cast having loads of fun times on the set and a not-suitable-for-mundanes glimpse at the Institute and other bits of symbol game for the series and THUD.
Looks like these kids - that is, Kat McNamara (Clary), Dominic Sherwood (Jace), Alberto Rosende (Simon), and company - are having a jolly good night taking down downworlders, hitting up warlock partays, and getting caught in the vampire-werewolf battle scene crosshairs.
Now all we need to see is Isabelle's whip, and we're sold. 'Til then, this character shot from McG's Twitter feed'll have to tide us over. (YOW!)