A much-anticipated character from The Mortal Instruments series has been cast for the TV adaption Shadowhunters.
Shadowhunters has found its Sebastian Verlac in English actor, William Tudor. He is best known for his roles in Game of Thrones as Olyvar and Humans as Odi.
In an interview with TVLine, showrunner Todd Slavkin says the crew were sold by his ‘chilling’ performance.
“When he taped, he had an American accent, which was really interesting,” Slavkin explains. “But when we saw his reel, saw him on Game of Thrones and Humans, then looked at our take on the character, we were like, ‘Oh, you’re from London. You’re from the London Institute. Use your British accent.’ And it works so well.”
This means that Sebastian won’t be from the Paris Institute like in Cassandra’s books, but instead from the London Institute. Slavkin also says the show has put their own spin on the character, as they have done with most of the show.
His first appearance in the TV series will be in the latter half of the season, rumour has it that it will be around episode 10.
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