The Mortal Instruments is returning but as a TV show

The film was a flop but creators could be onto something with a TV series

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The Mortal Instruments film was a bit of a soggy biscuit but it hasn’t said farewell to screen adaptations just yet.

The film, which stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, only made $31 million at the domestic box office so production company Constantin Film shelved the rest of the series. But Constantin’s film and TV head Martin Moszkowicz has announced the YA series will be making the transition to television.

“It actually makes sense to do (the novels) as a TV series,” Moszkowicz told the Hollywood Reporter.

“There was so much from the book that we had to leave out of the Mortal Instruments film. In the series we’ll be able to go deeper and explore this world in greater detail and depth.”

You can buy City Of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments series for £3.85 from Amazon.co.uk. For more on fantasy, get your copy of the latest issue of SciFiNow.