Shadowhunters (TV Series 2016–2019) - Plot Summary Poster



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  • After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.

  • Clary Fray is a normal teenager living in Brooklyn with her mother. One day, she discovers that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters; humans born with angelic blood that fight to protect our world from demons. After her mother is kidnapped, Clary must team up with three Shadowhunters: Jace, Alec and Isabelle and her best friend Simon on a quest to find her mother and recover her past.

  • Demons, warlocks, werewolves, vampires and more. All the things of legend.... At least that's what Clary Fray thinks - until she learns that these things are not only real, but she must descend into their dark world if she wants to save her mother.

  • Clary Fray's life couldn't be more mundane. That is, until her 18th birthday when she witnesses 3 teenagers murder a group of monsters. Clary soon learns that she is a Shadowhunter, a half-angel being that protects humans from demons. When her mother is kidnapped by a group called The Circle, Clary and her new Shadowhunters friends (Jace Wayland and the Lightwood siblings), plus her oldest and best friend Simon will stop at nothing to get her back and save the Shadow World from danger.

  • 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. When her mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped, 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.


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  • Clary Fray (Kat Mcnamara) lives with her mother (Maxim Roy), Jocelyn, in their humble New York apartment. She spends her days working on her art and hanging out with her best friend Simon Lewis (Alberto Rosende). When the two head out to the Pandemonium Club, Clary sees a murder that no one else can see or will believe. When Clary returns home she is attacked by a demon but luckily the Shadowhunters find her and save her. When they discover that Clary is a Shadowhunter herself, Jace Wayland (Dom Sherwood), Alec (Matthew Daddario), and Izzy (Emeraude Toubia) Lightwood help her discover herself and find Clary's mother who was kidnapped. Jocelyn's best friend, Luke Garroway (Isaiah Mustafa), has also suddenly turned his back on her. With the help of the Silent Brothers, Magnus Bane (Harry Shum Jr.)- the High Warlock of Brooklyn, and the Shadowhunter resources like the Institute and one of its caretakers (Hodge Starkweather played by Jon Cor); Clary must discover herself while possibly saving the Shadowrealm from her father (Alan Van Sprang) who turns out to be a once powerful cult leader. Her father is also the most wanted man in the Downworld and was presumed dead until recently not to mention that he has Jocelyn held captive and is the father of the guy that Clary loves! The show is based off of the YA novels by Cassandra Clare (titled "The Mortal Instruments") and will not be related to the movie from 2013 of the same name.

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