British actor Dominic Sherwood has been cast as Jace in ABC Family’s saga series “Shadowhunters,” based on “The Mortal Instruments” books,
Sherwood starred in “Vampire Academy” and is also known for being featured in Taylor Swift’s “Style” video.
The supernatural series follows 18-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. 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.
Jace is described as narcissistic and “lethally gorgeous.” He is a determined and expert Shadowhunter, as well as a skilled soldier in the war against demons. After his father is killed, Jace makes it his mission to seek revenge on the man who is responsible.
In the 2013 feature film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” Jamie Campbell Bower starred as Jace, alongside Lily Collins as Clary.
Based on the series by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and exec produced by Ed Decter and McG, who will also direct the first episode.
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I agree that physically he does not look perfect, but I think that looks aren’t as important as the acting and being able to ‘be the character’. They can dye his hair, and put contacts on him, and maybe slim him up a bit, but if he is the best actor, then looks should not be as important. What is more important? Jace look alike that can’t act, or a physically not quite right Jace who is a great actor?
I’m not sure. I think I’ll always think of Jamie Campbell bower as Jace. Wasn’t he available? This guy…I hope they give him a wig and the right color of gold-amber lenses.
Really liked the movie and all the books, even the Bane Chronicals
i think that he fits Alec’s description better than Jace’s,but that’s just my opinion. He is a good actor though and I hope they don’t ruin Jace’s character being that he is one of the main characters of TMI
I am so disappointed as well. This guy doesn’t meet the description of Jace. There are many actors out there that would’ve fit the role better. Just when I thought the series will get what it deserves…shouldn’t have gotten my hopes high…
I’m so dissapointed. He’s hot but he’s far from Jace… And he’s like 25 :(
I’m more excited about this then I should be!
I am definitely not disappointed, McG has found the right jace but I wish jamie campbell bower could be jace because he is the perfect jace in my mind.