Freeform has announced today that its supernatural drama "Shadowhunters" will end after the current third season will wrap in Spring 2019. The show will return next year for the final 12 episodes that culminate in a two-hour series finale that will bring the saga to a close.
"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."
The reason for setting an end date for "Shadowhunters" is that producing partner Constantin has lost its output deal with Netflix, and therefore was looking for a greater financial commitment from Freeform. However, the cable network was unable to come up with a financially feasible plan to keep the show going.
Edited by Lambsilencer, 05 June 2018 - 02:09 AM.