Katherine McNamara plays female lead as 'Clary Fray' in SHADOWHUNTERS

Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario and Isaiah Mustafa are also part of the cast

Burbank, CA/ Munich, 11.05.2015 - Constantin Film and ABC Family have found their 'Clary' in Katherine McNamara. McNamara was recently seen starring in the feature film "New Year's Eve" and will be seen next in the feature film "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" and this summer on ABC Family's hit series "The Fosters."

Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, SHADOWHUNTERS follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, 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.

Beautiful, creative, and intelligent, Clary Fray is a promising art student whose bright future is derailed when her mother is kidnapped and she learns her life has been a lie. Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold. She quickly learns to navigate in this hidden Shadow World full of unthinkable danger. As she is forced into action, she embraces her newfound powers and realizes that she will play the central role in this new world.

SHADOWHUNTERS is executive produced by Ed Decter, McG, Robert Kulzer from Constantin Film, Michael Lynne and Robert Shaye from Unique Features, Marjorie David and Michael Reisz and produced by Don Carmody, David Cormican and Martin Moszkowicz from Constantin Film. McG will also direct the first episode. The network has previously announced Dominic Sherwood ("Vampire Academy") for the role of 'Jace,' Alberto Rosende as 'Simon', Emeraude Toubia as 'Isabelle Lightwood', Matthew Daddario ("Delivery Man") as 'Alec Lightwood' and Isaiah Mustafa ("Horrible Bosses") as 'Luke Garroway.'

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