Shadowhunters‘ latest casting announcement is a real mother.
Canadian actress Maxim Roy has been tapped to recur as Jocelyn Fray, mom to 18-year-old protagonist Clary (Happyland‘s Katherine McNamara), ABC Family announced Monday.
The role, played by Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey in the 2013 Mortal Instruments movie, is a pivotal one, as Jocelyn’s kidnapping sets Clary’s entire destiny into motion.
Here’s ABC Family’s official description of Mama Fray:
Very beautiful, warm, protective and bold, Jocelyn Fray is Clary’s mother. On the surface, Jocelyn leads a normal life running an antiquities store. We will learn, however, that she harbors many secrets about a past life, particularly her ties to an ancient group of supernatural beings known as Shadowhunters. In order to defend Clary from danger, Jocelyn transforms from single mom back into one of the most lethal Shadowhunters that ever lived.
For those not quite up to speed, Shadowhunters — premiering sometime in 2016 — follows Clary, a human-angel hybrid who forms a band of supernatural misfits with whom she hunts demons.
Previously announced cast members include Dominic Sherwood as Jace, Alberto Rosende as Simon, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle, Matthew Daddario as Alec, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke, Alan Van Sprang as Valentine and Harry Shum, Jr. as Magnus.
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