Shadowhunters: David Castro is Rafael Santiago

One huge complaint about The City of Bones movie was the absence of fan favorite, and all together highly important character, the vampire Rafael Santiago. Shadowhunters was not about to make the same mistake, and announced today that actor David Castro is going to play the beloved (snarky) Rafael.

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Let’s agree that the casting is very much on point, yes?!

Rafael is not a favorite of mine, though I like him well enough, especially when he’s interacting with Magnus. But I can’t deny that he’s EXTREMELY important for the advancement of the story, not to mention that he’s directed related to the fact that someone’s heart might stop beating… 😀