McNamara Scores “Shadowhunters” Lead

Katherine McNamara (“New Year’s Eve,” “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”) has been cast opposite Dominic Sherwood as the female lead Clary Fray in ABC Family’s straight-to-series drama “Shadowhunters” based on Cassandra Clare’s bestselling young adult novel series “The Mortal Instruments”.

McG will helm the pilot which follows eighteen-year-old Clary who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.

When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace (Sherwood) and her best friend Simon (Alberto Rosende).

Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, she begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

Source: Deadline