Clary Fray doesn’t know that she’s a Shadowhunter and she certainly doesn’t know that her mother is one as well, because her mother has stripped those memories from Clary’s mind in an effort to protect her.
On the day of her 18th birthday, Clary is just a regular girl celebrating her admission to art school. And that’s the last regular thing about her. Because her mother is starting to realize that she can’t hide this secret from her daughter forever. But before Josslyn has an opportunity to tell Clary about the supernatural world hidden from the view of humans (or “mundanes” as they’re called in SHADOWHUNTERS), Clary gets a taste of it when she comes into contact with a fellow Shadowhunter named Jace and watches him and his friends kill some demons.
And that’s just the beginning of her terrible night. Because when she races home to tell her mother what she’s seen, their home is attacked by The Circle, a mysterious group of people who are trying to get back an important object hidden by Josslyn. After Josslyn is taken and Clary is left alone — unsure of who she can trust — she’s taken in by Jace and his friends. Some of them aren’t eager to help her, but Jace seems determined to get her to embrace her destiny as a Shadowhunter. With her BFF Simon by her side, can Clary accept her new life and save her mother?
SHADOWHUNTERS premieres on Tuesday, January 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform. Check out some clips from the pilot below and watch a preview with the cast here.