The 'Mortal Instruments' TV Show Has Officially Found Its Male Lead

Here's who landed the role of Jace on ABC Family's "Shadowhunters."

"Shadowhunters" has found its leading man.

Dominic Sherwood has landed the role of Jace in the upcoming ABC Family series "Shadowhunters." This is the first major casting announcement for the highly anticipated series from the network, and we are legit freaking out. Not only is Sherwood the British hottie from "Vampire Academy," but he's also the guy who most recently cozied up next to Taylor Swift in her "Style" video. And he is bae.

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Dominic Sherwood

"Shadowhunters" is based on the popular "Mortal Instruments" series from author Cassandra Clare. Jace, self-described as the "best Shadowhunter whoever lived," is extremely arrogant, headstrong and lethally gorgeous. So Sherwood could not be any more perfect for the role. Plus, we're pretty sure Sherwood passed the sarcasm test during his audition with "Shadowhunters" director McG.

In addition to a killer scowl and sarcasm aplenty, Sherwood also needs to have amazing chemistry with the actress they cast as Clary Fray. Jace and Clary's incessant, sardonic banter (read: flirting) is a huge part of their epic love story.

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Jace and Clary

But how will his performance stack up against Jamie Campbell Bower, who played Jace in the 2013 film adaptation opposite Lily Collins, and his version of the overconfident Shadowhunter? We'll have to wait until the show's premiere in early 2016 to find out.

"Shadowhunters" starts filming in May, so expect even more exciting casting announcements -- #WhoIsSimon?! -- over the next few weeks.

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