When “Shadowhunters” was mysteriously absent from Freeform’s Upfront presentation this past Spring, we knew things weren’t looking good for the popular sci-fi series. After a few weeks of playing ‘will they/won’t they’ with renewing the series, Freeform announced today that “Shadowhunters” will be coming to a close. The saga will end with the upcoming second half of season three, and fans will get a two-episode special finale.
The big series series finally will kickoff in spring 2019, Freeform stated that twelve all-new episodes are scheduled and the show will end with a two-hour series finale event. This will conclude the tale of the Shadowhunters and Downworlders on the network, and fans have to be pretty crushed. The series ran on Freeform for the past three seasons.
“We are very proud of Shadowhunters, a series that broke new ground in the genre world and became a fan favorite,” the network said in a statement. “However, along with our partners at Constantin, we reached the very difficult decision not to renew the show for a fourth season. But, as big supporters and fans ourselves, Freeform insisted on and championed the filming of a special two-part finale that would give devoted fans a proper ending. The twelve episodes will air in spring of 2019. We want to thank our talented creators, producers, cast and crew along with our colleagues at Constantin for their hard work and dedication and to Cassie Clare for her incredible book series. We look forward to the final chapter of this breakthrough drama.”
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG, Matt Hastings, Mary Viola, Martin Moszkowicz and Robert Kulzer. The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, Alisha Wainwright as Maia Roberts and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.