Please Cast These Mundanes In 'The Mortal Instruments' TV Show
It's been less than a week since "Shadowhunters" was announced, and we haven't been able to stop obsessing over the potential cast. There's a lot riding on this decision -- like our sanity, our future happiness, the fate of humanity, etc.
Based on Cassandra Clare's Young Adult fantasy series "The Mortal Instruments," the series has gotten a 13-episode series order from ABC Family. Filming begins in May, which means the network is currently casting their Shadowhunters, werewolves, warlocks and mundanes.
We know Lily Collins, star of the embattled film adaptation "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," will not reprise her role as Clary Fray on the small screen. So who will take her place as the plucky female protagonist? We have a pretty awesome suggestion. Without further ado, here's who we'd like to see in "Shadowhunters."
Zoey Deutch as Clary Fray
If you've seen "Vampire Academy," then you know Deutch has the sardonic prowess to play Clary Fray in "Shadownhunters." She's plucky, stubborn and incredibly charismatic IRL. Plus, she knows how to kick some butt, which will come in very handy in the Shadow World.
Daniel Sharman as Jace Wayland
Sharman may not have Jace's characteristic NATURALLY blond, wavy hair, but he does have his charm and ability to banter. Whoever plays Jace has to match Clary's sarcasm and quick-wit, and Sharman is the perfect guy for the role. Case in point: his performance as Kol Mikaelson on "The Originals." He would also look super effing hot covered in runes.
Alex Saxon as Simon Lewis
A little bit of wishful thinking on our part, seeing as Saxon is already on two other shows (MTV's "Finding Carter" and ABC Family's "The Fosters"), but we think he would make an incredible Simon. Nobody knows how to play the friendzone quite like Saxon -- and he might even give this mundane a bit of an edge. We're ready to see Saxon play a leading man. That gorgeous blond mane needs to be in the spotlight.
Tyler Blackburn as Alec Lightwood
A girl can dream, okay? Blackburn may be busy on "Pretty Little Liars" for two more seasons, but that doesn't mean we don't think he'd make the perfect Alec Lightwood. With "PLL" planning a four-year time jump in season six, Blackburn could potentially make the move from Rosewood to the Shadow Land, and TBH, we think it would be great to see Blackburn step into a different role for a change. He's got the "protective boyfriend" beat on lock. Now let's see if he can take down some demons.
Maddie Hasson as Isabelle Lightwood
We first fell in love with Hasson on ABC Family's ill-fated teen mystery "Twisted" (RIP). Izzy is a total firecracker -- unpredictable and wildly unfiltered -- and Hasson would have so much fun bringing this drama queen to life.
Karl Yune as Magnus Bane
He's a little too old for the role of Magnus -- well, Magnus is over 300 years old anyway -- but Karl Yune is a scene-stealer on the CW's "Arrow." Charming and ruthless, we can totally see Yune as the High Warlock of Brooklyn.
Rachel Boston as Jocelyn Fray
Stubborn? Check. Brave? Check. Caring? Check. The former "Witches of East End" star may not be as intense as former Shadowhunter Jocelyn IRL, but she's the kind of person you call when s--t goes down.
Daniel Di Tomasso as Luke Garroway
Yes. YAASSSS. We will do whatever we have to in order to get Tomasso back on our television screens on a weekly basis. Have you ever seen anyone look so perfectly werewolf-y?! He also looks like the kind of guy who would collect spiders, if you know what I mean.
Luke Evans as Valentine Morgenstern
Long shot, but no one plays a handsome, menacing villain quite like Evans. He's just the kind of guy you love to hate.