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The Mortal Instruments to return as a TV series
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The Mortal Instruments to return as a TV series

Hugely successful young adult book series The Mortal Instruments is to become a TV series, it was confirmed over the weekend. 

The six-book series, which has been written by Cassandra Clare, has sold over 24 million copies across the world and has a huge fanbase. 

The TV series was announced to Variety by German production house Constantin Film executive board chairman Martin Moszkowicz. He said: "Constantin has a lot of feature film brands and we are moving them into television. For instance, we own the rights to the book series The Mortal Instruments and we just hired a showrunner in Los Angeles, and our offices in Los Angeles and Canada are starting production next year on at least two or three international shows."

The Mortal Instruments was adapted into a big-budget Hollywood movie in 2013, with Lily Collins, Jared Harris and Jonathan Rhys Meyers among the cast members. However, it failed to set the box office alight, taking just $90 million against a budget of well over $60 million. 

Moszkowicz also confirmed that there were also plans to turn Resident Evil into a TV series. 

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