A new face is joining the demon-hunting teens in the upcoming season 2 of Freeform’s fantasy drama “Shadowhunters.”
According to Deadline, “The Haves and the Have Nots” alum Nick Sagar will play the role of Victor Aldertree. He is described as a charming Clave Representative who arrives at the New York Institute in the aftermath of Jace’s (Dominic Sherwood) departure with the touted villain Valentine (Alan Van Sprang).
It can be recalled that during the finale of the freshman run, Jace joined Valentine in the latter’s quest of raising a new breed of Shadowhunters when he learned that he was also a Morgenstern.
It is predicted that Jace’s decision will bring him trouble with Victor further investigating his situation. His alliance with the season’s big bad may also bring problems to his adopted family, the Lightwoods, as they run the institute in the big city. It remains to be seen if Alec (Matthew Daddario) and Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) will be affected by his sudden choice to leave with the character he believes to be his biological father.
Aside from Sagar, Lydia Branwell (Stephanie Bennett) will return as the Clave becomes a prominent figure in the follow-up narrative. The viewers will also get to meet a new character named as the Seelie Queen. Talking to TV Line previously, former executive producer Ed Decter teased that her appearance will be the start of “building into each of the realms in a different way.”
Based on author Cassandra Clare’s book series titled “The Mortal Instruments,” the Seelie Queen is known as a manipulator and a possible hindrance to Jace and Clary’s (Katherine McNamara) romantic relationship. However, it remains to be seen if these abilities will be adapted to the series.
McNamara hinted that when it comes to her character, Clary will be tougher this time around. “Clary on the other hand has been sort of faltering and trying to find herself this whole season and now has a sure of herself mission to get Jace back and help him find his way,” she explained.
Season 2 of “Shadowhunters” is predicted to be released sometime in 2017 under the helm of new showrunners Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer.