A few weeks back I wrote a post on 5 Things I Hope They Get Right in Shadowhunters. We’re now a step closer to one of the things on that list. We have a cast (or at least the start of one)!!
There have been 4 cast members announced and based on first glimpses I am loving it!! The cast is young and unknown and for the most part, seem to fit the bill. They are all beautiful. I can’t wait to see them in character. It’s Sizzy and Clace and I couldn’t be more excited!
In case you haven’t seen them yet, let’s look at the current cast of Shadowhunters:
Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland
I was one of those who adored Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace. He was sarcastic and sweet and had that perfect lean and sexy Jace look down. But I am excited to see what Dominic brings to the table. He’s definitely gorgeous but perhaps less my type than Jamie. I’m excited to see Dominic as the sexy, brooding Jace and once I have an official photo I think I’ll be all in.
Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood
This casting choice received a bit of hate when it was announced. Isabelle is latina! While this casting decision definitely strays from the books, I’m not surprised. Ethnic diversity on television is a big thing these days. No matter her heritage, Emeraude is beautiful and I can see her as Isabelle. I want to see her in some demon-stomping boots with a whip, and I want to see her softer, more vulnerable side. It will be exciting to see what Emeraude brings to the character.
Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis
I loved Robert Sheehan in the movie. He was perfectly awkward and adorable, and I think Alberto will be able to embrace Simon in the same way. He looks like he could be Clary’s nerdy best friend. He also looks like he could become a badass vampire in later books. With the glasses, he looks just like Simon. I can’t wait to see him on screen.
Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray
Katherine is the newest addition to the cast. This is the only one I was slightly hesitant of. She’s beautiful and a natural redhead (I believe) and is little, just like Clary. Perhaps my hesitation is actually due to the fact that I don’t particularly enjoy Clary as a character. Either way, I’m interested to see Katherine in the lead. She’s super cute and I hope she can carry the story well. I enjoyed Lily Collins in the movie, but she never really felt like Clary to me. Perhaps Katherine will be able to convince me.
All that’s left is Alec and Magnus. I can’t wait for Malec!
Are you happy with the casting so far? Who are you still rooting for? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading!
– Justine Alyssa