TVLine Items: Shadowhunters Lead Cast, HBO Gets High Again and More

Dominic Sherwood Shadowhunters

ABC Family has gone across the pond to find one of its Shadowhunters.

British actor Dominic Sherwood will portray Jace in the upcoming drama series, based on Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments book saga, the network announced Monday.

As previously reported, the series will follow a girl named Clary Fray (who has yet to be cast), who discovers on her 18th birthday that she’s a Shadowhunter: a human-angel hybrid born to hunt demons. Following her mother’s kidnapping, Clary teams up with a fellow Shadowhunter (Sherwood’s Jace) and her best friend Simon to fulfill her destiny.

Sherwood — whose TV credits include British series The Cut and Mayday — recently starred as the male lead in Taylor Swift’s “Style” music video.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Happy 4/20, HBO! The premium cabler is developing six new episodes of High Maintenance, a web series originally available on Vimeo. The comedy stars Ben Sinclair (30 Rock, The Big C) as “The Guy,” a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to an array of eccentric clients.

* Ahead of the Happyish series premiere (April 26) and Penny Dreadful‘s Season 2 premiere (May 3), Showtime is offering both episodes on YouTube, and Showtime On Demand. (Happyish is available here, and Penny Dreadful is available here.)

* Season 3 of Granite Flats — a Cold War drama series from Brigham Young University’s BYUtv — will stream on Netflix beginning May 15, Variety reports.

* ABC News has released a new teaser for Bruce Jenner: The Interview, airing this Friday. Check out the latest promo below, in which Jenner (briefly) discusses his family:

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  1. Katie_Mead says:

    A lot of fans had problems with the cast of the film looking too old for their parts; this lookalike is only 15 months younger now than Jamie Campbell-Bower, who played the same role 30 months or so ago.

    If the TV series were to adapt one book a year, then in 6 years’ time, a 31-32 year old will be playing a 20-year old … oh, wait, as it is ABC Family and a “genre” [fantasy] show, we’re unlikely to see a second season, anyway.

  2. Alyssa P says:

    No mention of Sherwood being in the film Vampire Academy? That was fairly recent, and also something more Americans might know him from.

  3. jc says:

    Dominic sherwood hottt. Way better than the movie jace. This ought to be good. Hopefully this time the show does better than the movie.

    • Ray says:

      My first thought was actually that this dude is no better looking than the guy who played Jace in the feature film. Different strokes, I guess.

  4. John Davis says:

    He’s the hot boyfriend of Sarah Hyland, right?

  5. BrightLight says:

    So is Netflix going to show Season 3 of “Granite Flats” without ever showing Seasons 1 & 2 or will they be available also?

  6. Jared says:

    Excuse my ignorance but are The Mortal Instrument books popular? I’ve heard of the movie before and know that the ABCFamily series is based on the books but I never got the impression that a series was in demand.

  7. Marissa says:

    Loved the books and they are popular. I recommend checking them out at your local library.

  8. Joseph OConnell says:

    I’m trying to write a comment on Shadowhunters and it seems to default to Vampires! I loved the movie Mortal Instruments. Loved the cast. Will they be using any of the same actors in Shadowhunters??

  9. MommyCC says:

    Annasophia Robb should play clary just image her with red hair and she is clary to a T

  10. MommyCC says:

    Annasophia Robb as clary?

  11. zaira says:

    i have problem where i can watch this xd

  12. Bethany Gibson says:

    Did they ask the actor who played Jace Lightwood in the movie “Mortal Instruments: City of bones” to play Jace Lightwood in the upcoming TV series?