The Mortal Instruments: A TV Show?

Written by Amrutha Chethikattil

Pictures and Captions by Bhumika Phanindra


A thousand years ago, the angel Raziel mixed his blood with the blood of men and created the race of the Nephilim. Human- angel hybrids, they walk among us, unseen but ever- present, our invisible protectors. They call themselves shadowhunters…

Despite the Mortal Instruments’ well- known status as one of the most thrilling teen fiction novels around, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie adaptation turned out to be a major disappointment in the box office back in 2013, causing any further progress into shooting City of Glass to be halted. However, and fellow fans brace yourself,

Constantin Film has declared the book series is to be adapted into a TV show as a “high- end drama series”. This gives the producers much more screen time to fully develop Cassandra Clare’s world of shadowhunters, demons, vampires, warlocks, werewolves,and literally anything else you can imagine. Fans also get a closer look at the deeply intertwined character relations woven through this six- book series; which means we get to see Clary and Jace like never before.

While it is still uncertain at this point in the process, whether or not they will recast the actors or start from scratch, we have compiled a list of actors who we think would do justice to the well adored characters in the books. Read on to find our top picks for the main characters in the novel.

“The Mortal Instruments Cast”:

Alec Lightwood


Kevin Zeger would be a great actor for Alec Lightwood. Having previously been starred in  the Air Bud film series,  CW teen drama Gossip Girl, and in Rock Mafia’s music video “The Big Bang” and The Mortal Intruments: City of Bones movie Zeger would be great in the Mortal Instrument TV Series. He has the same jet black hair and the overall figure of Alec Lightwood. All he needs right now are those dashing blue eyes.

Isabelle Lightwood


Alexandra Daddario would be the perfect fit for Isabelle Lightwood. She is tall, has beautiful dark hair, and is super hot just like Isabelle; besides her dark eyes, she represents Isabelle’s overall image well. Daddario has been casted in both the Percy Jackson movies, The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters, White Collar, Bereavement, and Parenthood

Simon Lewis


Robert Sheehan; is an Irish actor. He is best known for television roles such as Nathan Young in Misfits and Darren in Love/Hate, as well as the 2009 film Cherrybomb alongside Rupert Grint.He was also starred in the City of Bones. He looks perfect for the role of Simon Lewis because he has dark brown hair and eyes and has that Simon Lewis “nerdy but adorable” look.

Jace Lightwood:


Alex Pettyfer is THE PERFECT actor for Jace Lightwood! He has that glowing gold skin, the beautiful bold features, the golden blonde hair, and most importantly, he is so hot! He has been in the movies I Am Number Four, Endless Love, Magic Mike, and Beastly.

Clary Fray:


Skyler Samuels is an American actress who would be awesome for the role of Clary Fray. Samuels was featured in The Stepfather and Furry Vengeance. She also has been in Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney channel as “Gigi”.She has dark eyes, she is tiny, and she just fits the Clary character overall. All she needs is bold dark red hair.

So now who’s pumped up to see the Mortal Instruments? Anticipation is clearly high for this series, so lets cross our fingers that the show will be every bit as engrossing as the books. As always, feel free to comment below who YOU think should play the characters and whether or not you’ll watch the TV show.