Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz on the Art of Adapting “Malec” and What to Expect in Season Two

As TV’s adapted properties regularly prove, deviating from a narrative’s original chronology and character development can be a contentious move. Conversely, it can signal new and exciting storytelling possibilities. In the case of Shadowhunters, Freeform’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The … Continue reading Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz on the Art of Adapting “Malec” and What to Expect in Season Two

Magnus Bane is an inspiration to every one of us struggling to be our true self

Since Shadowhunters premiered on Freeform last spring, I’ve become totally besotted with one of its lead characters, Magnus Bane (Harry Shum Jr.). The nearly six-foot, chiseled, bisexual “High Warlock of Brooklyn” is a storm of gusto and glamour who draws … Continue reading Magnus Bane is an inspiration to every one of us struggling to be our true self

Mortal Instruments Scribe Cassandra Clare & Series Bosses Talk Shadowhunters Season 2

It’s hard to deny that the scope of the Shadowhunters universe is one of the story’s most appealing qualities. From creatures to customs, the diverse world of shadowhunters, mundanes and downworlders is vast and rich in more ways than one. … Continue reading Mortal Instruments Scribe Cassandra Clare & Series Bosses Talk Shadowhunters Season 2

Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz On “Malec” and Writing Authentic LGBT Characters

In a medium that’s steadily diversifying, it’s not surprising the TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments prominently features LGBT characters. What is surprising is how fantasy-based teen drama Shadowhunters is doing more than the bare minimum with these … Continue reading Shadowhunters Executive Producer Michael Reisz On “Malec” and Writing Authentic LGBT Characters

Brave New World: How Shadowhunters Navigates Alec Lightwood’s Story In a Storm of Subtext

“I love you too, Alec.” These words, uttered by Shadowhunters’ Jace Lightwood only five episodes into the first season, were all I needed to confirm what I thought was happening. I’m not surprised that the Freeform network’s Mortal Instruments adaptation … Continue reading Brave New World: How Shadowhunters Navigates Alec Lightwood’s Story In a Storm of Subtext