Fans of Cassandra Clare will be able to watch the TV adaptation of her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments (Walker Books) next month, as Netflix has announced a global release date, excluding the US, of 13th January.
Netflix will release the first episode of "Shadowhunters", the title of the TV adaptation, the day after the US broadcast on ABC Family on 12th January. Subsequent episodes will be shown weekly.
Gill Evans, fiction publisher of Walker Books, said: “Cassie’s many fans in the UK and other international territories have been waiting eagerly to hear news of the Shadowhunters TV series. We’re delighted that Netflix will be showing it so soon after the US release, so that existing fans and a whole new audience can share in the excitement of this amazing series brought to live on TV.”
"Shadowhunters" stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, who discovers on her 18th birthday she is descended from a long line of Shadowhunters – humans with angelic blood. When her mother is kidnapped, she turns demon hunter under the guidance of Jace Wayland (Dominic Sherwood).
The series is produced by Don Carmody, Martin Moszkowicz and David Cormican and a trailer is available online, which can be seen below.
The six-book Mortal Instruments series, which began with City of Bones in 2007, has sold more than a million copies in the UK. Clare has reached sales of £6.65m in UK bookshops, according to Nielsen BookScan.
A film version of the series, titled "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones", was released in 2013.