Friday, March 6, 2015


Are there any The Mortal Instrument fans out there? I have information for you guys regarding the upcoming TV show. If you haven’t heard, TMI is going to be repurposed into a TV show to see if that goes better than the movie did.

Yesterday we found out a few things:

The network will be ABC family. Honestly I was hoping for a higher budget network like HBO, Starz, or maybe even The CW.

It will start with the first book! There has been a lot of speculation that it will jump to City of Ashes, the second book and continue on where the movie left off. The pilot is just a sample but the name of the sample is titled “The Mortal Cup”

Filming Information: Vancouver starting May 2015

As of right now, there is an open casting call in LA for the positions of Clary, Jace, and Simon. So it doesn’t look like the previous main characters will be reprising their roles. What do you guys think? Are you excited? Also, it wasn’t that I didn’t like TMI movie, it was that there was so much squeezed into a small amount of time. It seemed very rushed and in turn I just wasn’t pleased with the outcome. So an hour per episode will definitely be a lot more time to fit detailed information into the TV show. When doing a book adaptation into a movie or TV show, I think the most important thing is staying loyal to the novel or series. 

Meanwhile, I’ll post some dream celebrity casting for some of the characters :) Since they are looking for a new cast I'm not going to put any of the old actors on here. Also, I know that a lot of these people have current projects so it most likely wouldn't work - it's just for fun! 

Jace Wayland:

Daniel Sharman

Alex Pettyfer 

Clary Fray:

Grace Holley

Simon Lewis:

 Grant Gusin

Steven Krueger

Isabelle Lightwood: 

Elizabeth Gillies                                                                                     Emilia Clarke                                                                                          Phoebe Tonkin

Alec Lightwood

Collin Woodell                                                                                 Douglas Booth                                                                    Andy Mientus


  1. Oh my goodness, yes! Honestly, I wasn't that big a fan of the cast from the movie. That whole movie in general I wasn't a big fan of. Though I have to agree with you that I would like a higher budget network, I am glad that they are going to be making it - I was so afraid that they weren't actually going to follow through. Thank you for the update!

  2. You're welcome! I'm hoping it'll be as successful as their show Pretty Little Liars. Even though I've never watched it, I know it's pretty popular. I'm really excited for some more news regarding the casting!!

  3. Omg, I nearly died when I saw Daniel Sharman's picture. I totally thought he was for sure going to play Jace. Dear lord, I love him with a passion. I was devastated when he left Teen Wolf.

    Well, I was hoping for CW or HBO, too, but I can settle for ABC Family. I like Pretty Little Liars and Switched at Birth. I really hope the show is better than the movie. I don't know how I feel about this, though. I didn't like the cast from the movie, but at the same time, that's how I see the characters now. It'll be hard to watch a different actress play Clary.

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

  4. I like ABC family and I liked that pregnant teenager show with Shailene Woodley for awhile, I really forget the name - they also make good comedies. I don't know if they've ever done a show in a different universe like CW's The 100 or HBO's Game of Thrones, which is why I'm hesitant about it. I don't want it to come off as corny.

    I love Daniel Sharman! He was recently on The Originals, but just got killed off. I wasn't attracted to the movie Jace, hopefully they at least cast a cute TV show Jace.

  5. I really wish the CW was doing the show! I've just been watching a lot from that channel lately and they've got some good shows! But I guess ABC family will be okay too; I just don't watch much on that channel. I just feel like they do more drama; it's just a weird channel to put it on.

    But oh my gosh I really want Grant Gustin to play Simon! But, sadly, I don't think he would since he's already playing the flash.

  6. It definitely is a strange channel to put it on. I haven't seen much in the realm of fantasy on abc family.

    Grant Gustin would be amazing as Simon, but I know I feel like The Flash takes up ALL of his time. The Flash is my favorite show on right now, so it's ok :) (at least until Game of Thrones comes back on).

  7. I've just stumbled on this post and interesting enough they are filming in my hometown of Toronto! I've been trying to bump into them but it's been hard lol I sound crazy but it'll be so cool to see them film! How do you feel about Dom Sherwood as Jace?