1. Todd and Darren are giving every character more depth so that there is a more resonant emotionality in the show.
2. They are making Season 2 more character-driven, as opposed to the more plot-driven approach of Season 1.
"When you're dealing with warlocks that live for centuries, there's so much interesting stuff that we felt could be mined."
3. They are looking to completely blow your mind with visual effects!
The portals, warlock magic, cat eyes, and vampire speed are all going to be changed up this season!
"We felt like the show visually could be stronger. It could be less colorful and less bright and darker, and the action could be more powerful and more visceral."
4. We will see a lot of new and diverse sets that will get the characters to dig down deep.
5. If you loved Season 1, you will really love Season 2!
6. Todd added that Jace is really funny and has a great sense of humor in the books.
We expect some hilarious one-liners from Jace next season now!
7. They want to focus even more on the core characters and their development.
8. They are huge fans of Malec and really want to flesh out the relationship in Season 2!
"It's almost like 'The Graduate.' Now it's, like, "Well, now what?" That's a really fun challenge to show the evolution of that relationship in season two."
9. Seraph blades will be different this season, and will have runes glowing on their surface!
10. The stunt coordinator is taking a martial arts approach to the fight scenes.
11. They want to show every adventure as a life changing moment for the characters.
"One of our top priorities is to explore how these events affect these guys and gals emotionally and how much it resonates. "
12. They want to honor the source material and treat it with deep respect while adding their own special twist.
"I immediately wanted to get on the phone with Cassie Clare, and I wanted to talk through her mindset."
13. They are trying to get McG back to direct another episode!
14. They believe one of the show's main strengths is that it can really celebrate diversity in a deep way.
"None of them are normal, but somehow they all find this common ground — that's incredibly inspiring to me."
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You can read Todd Slavkin's full interview with Empire here.