Sad news, guys. Shadowhunters is canceled after three seasons. The show will wrap up with twelve more episodes and a two-hour series finale in 2019.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“We are very proud of Shadowhunters, a series that broke new ground in the genre world and became a fan favorite,” the network said Monday 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 12 episodes will air in spring 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.”
Here’s what the cast and crew said about the cancellation:
I’ve been a fan of these books for a long while, and seeing it come to life in both movie and TV format has been incredibly amazing for me as a fan. And I wanted to say that in today’s ever-changing media world, nothing is ever done. We got a lease of life after the movie. So who is to say the show won’t get picked up again by another network? Or a new adaptation if it comes down to it?
And reiterating, there’s still more Shadowhunters to come: the second half of season three will air in 2019.
If you’d like, join the conversation on twitter with the #saveshadowhunters hashtag!
We’re so excited to be sharing this news with our readers today! ABC Family has officially ordered the Shadowhunters TV Show straight to series with 13 episodes.
The official Twitter account is now up and includes the first logo for the show.
Below is the full press release:
ABC FAMILY ENTERS A WORLD WHERE ALL LEGENDS ARE TRUE WITH THE SAGA SERIES PICK UP OF “SHADOWHUNTERS”
Series Is Based on the Beloved New York Times Bestselling Book Series The Mortal Instruments by Author Cassandra Clare
Burbank, CA (March 30, 2015) – ABC Family has picked up its first scripted saga-to-series, “Shadowhunters,” from The Mortal Instruments franchise, announced today by Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family and Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family. The series will go into production this May in Toronto.
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, 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 and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
“’Shadowhunters’ is a big epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Hunger Games,’ and ‘Twilight’ franchises,” said Ascheim. “A New York Times bestseller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, ‘Shadowhunters’ is the perfect story to share with our audience.”
Burke continued, “Clary is a strong, dynamic and captivating character that our audience will immediately identify with. They will want her to succeed and will root for her on her journey to become who she was always meant to be. The series has a passionate fan base and an expansive universe that can sustain multiple seasons to come.”
“I’m excited to see ABC Family bring the world of the Shadowhunters to life. As a huge fan of long-form television drama, I can’t wait to see the story unfold and for the fans to have more time with the world and the characters,” added book author, Cassandra Clare.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film, and Ed Decter serves as executive producer and showrunner.
Cast to be announced at a later date.
Exciting things are coming guys!
The full-length trailer for Love, Rosie starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) is now online. A new still of the two as Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart in the movie can also be seen here.
Watch the trailer below:
Love, Rosie is adapted from Cecelia Ahern’s novel, Where Rainbows End, and is set for a release this October!
The official trailer for the much anticipated adaptation of Cecelia Ahern’s book, Where Rainbows End, titled Love, Rosie is now released online, along with a new poster. Check out the posters in the gallery here.
Starring Lily Collins as Rosie Dunne and Sam Claflin as Alex Stewart, the movie spans the lives of two childhood best friends who could be more than that if not for near-misses.
Watch the trailer below:
Have you read Where Rainbows End? What do you think of the trailers so far?
The third trailer for Love, Rosie has hit the web! Starring Lily Collins and The Hunger Games actor Sam Claflin, the movie is an adaptation of Cecelia Ahern’s novel, Where Rainbows End, about two childhood best-friends, Rosie Dunnie and Alex Stewart.
Check out the trailer below:
The movie comes out in October, later this year.