The Mortal Instruments are unleashed in ABC Family's first Shadowhunters TV promo

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Oct 11, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

ABC Family has released the first official promo teaser for Shadowhunters, the TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling Mortal Instruments Young Adult book series.

The upcoming fantasy series follows Clary Fray (Katharine McNamara), an 18-year-old whose life is turned upside down when her mum gets kidnapped and she discovers she descends from a long line of demon-hunting, human-angel hybrids called Shadowhunters. She is thrown into a hidden shadow world chock-full of faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, where she hunts big bad demons with her BFF, Simon (Alberto Rosende), and the mysterious Shadowhunter Jace (Dominic Sherwood).

(Be aware that the series has nothing to do with the disappointing 2013 movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan and Kevin Zegers.)

Check out the cool new promo below, and let us know if you plan on adding this to your must-see TV list.

Premiering in January 2016 on ABC Family (which will be renamed Freeform when the show rolls around), Shadowhunters also stars Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, Matthew Daddario as Alec, Alan Van Sprang as Valentine and Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather.

(via Spinoff Online)