Cassandra Clare’s YA book series begat the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones—a box-office disappointment that didn’t capture why so many people loved the books. Round two: TV adaptation Shadowhunters, which is actually way better suited to the dark fantasy material.
The Mortal Instruments will finish out life as a television series. The first film, based on the Cassandra Clare novel, fizzled in the box office and the sequels were cancelled. Now, Constantin Film has hired Helix showrunner Ed Decter to shepherd to project to TV. There's no broadcaster yet. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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