According to Deadline, Nick Sager, an actor you probably recognize from television shows such as ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ will be joining the ‘Shadowhunters’ cast for season 2. He will be portraying Victor Aldertree, who will be replacing Imogen Herondale (Mimi Kuzyk) as High Inquisitor.
It goes out without saying this is probably already pissing off Cassandra Clare and her die-hard book fans to no end. Why might you ask? Because in the book Victor Aldertree is described as a “short, round, and bald” man. I would also like to mention, that I’m pretty certain that, much like Isabelle, Victor was originally white in the books. So instead of slavishly following the books, this is yet another deviation from it—and Cassandra Clare and her fans really, really, hate that.
By the way, Guess who also showed up on set today? Stephanie Bennet, who portrayed a representative of The Clave, and Alec Lightwood’s (Matthew Daddario) short-term fiancé, Lydia Branwell. Which makes me so happy, because I’ve been a fan of Lydia Branwell from the very beginning.
I would like to also remind you guys that it’s five months and counting until the January 2017 premiere date of season 2. Are you guys excited? I’m totally stoked, and the months can’t pass fast enough in my opinion!