ABC Family’s ‘Shadowhunters’ Adds Maxim Roy in Recurring Role

Canadian actress will play Jocelyn, mother to Kat McNamara’s character Clary

ABC Family’s “Shadowhunters” has added actress Maxim Roy in a recurring role to play Jocelyn Fray, the mother to series protagonist Clary, the network announced Monday.

Other actors already cast on the show include Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr., Alan Van Sprang, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Isaiah Mustafa and Matthew Daddario.

“Shadowhunters,” the straight-to-series adaptation of the “Mortal Instruments” series of YA novels by Cassandra Clare, will follow 18-year-old Clary, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters — human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace (Sherwood) and her best friend Simon (Rosende).

Described as very beautiful, warm, protective and bold, Roy’s Jocelyn Fray is Clary’s mother. On the surface, Jocelyn leads a normal life running an antiquities store. We will learn, however, that she harbors many secrets about a past life; particularly her ties to an ancient group of supernatural beings known as Shadowhunters. In order to defend Clary from danger, Jocelyn transforms from single mom back into one of the most lethal Shadowhunters that ever lived.

“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Ed Decter and McG, who will also direct the first episode.

Roy is best known for Canadian TV series “Heartland” and “19-2.” She is represented by Agence M in Canada and SMS Talent.