British actor Dominic Sherwood (“Vampire Academy”) has been cast as Jace, the male lead in ABC Family’s “Shadowhunters” based on Cassandra Clare’s novel series “The Mortal Instruments”.
The story follows eighteen-year-old Clary Fray (yet to be cast) who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, and that she comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons.
When Clary’s mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, she is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace (Sherwood) and her best friend, Simon. Jace is a narcissistic, skilled soldier seeking revenge on those who killed his father.
Jamie Campbell Bower played the role in the 2013 feature film based on the books. Ed Decter and McG will executive produce.