Shadowhunters Brings in Sarah Hyland as Seelie Queen

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Meet the new (form of the) Queen.

While the news that Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland was guesting on Freeform’s Shadowhunters isn’t breaking news, we didn’t know who she was playing until now.

At Comic-Con, during a Q&A panel, fans saw a sneak peek scene featuring Hyland and learned that she was the Seelie Queen. Yes, we’ve already seen the Seelie Queen, in the form of a young girl, but since the character previously explained that she could change forms, Hyland is playing the new version of Her Royal Highness.

Here’s a cool image of Hyland as the Queen, talking to Alberto Rosende’s Simon.


Other news from the panel, specifically relating to Season 3:

  • Alisha Wainwright, who plays Maia, will be a series regular in Season 3
  • New (book) characters joining in Season 3? Well, you’ll see Jordan Lilith.
  • The Shadowhunters Digital EP will be available starting July 21st on platforms Including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and more.

Shadowhunters airs Mondays at 8/7c on Freeform.

Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association (TCA). Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at


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