‘Shadowhunters’ Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform

'Shadowhunters' Renewed For Season 2 at

Freeform has ordered a second season of fantasy drama “Shadowhunters,” based on the book series by “The Mortal Instruments” by Cassandra Clare.

The renewal was announced Monday morning during a live Q&A on Facebook with cast members. The series bowed Jan. 12 as part of the Freeform relaunch of the Disney-owned cabler formerly known as ABC Family. The first season wraps April 5.

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Ed Decter is showrunner and exec producer of the series with McG, who directed the pilot. “Shadowhunters” stars Katherine McNamara as an 18-year-old who discovers she’s a human-angel hybrid whose job it is to hunt down demons. Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa, Alberto Rosende, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr. and Emeraude Toubia also star.

To date the show is averaging 2.2 million viewers in Nielsen’s live-plus-7 ratings. That’s a modest turnout overall but Freeform said it is scoring with its target 12-34 demo.

Freeform also emphasized the show’s stickiness in social media in touting its renewal. The show has logged more than 17.7 million “engagements,” per Freeform, across social-media platforms and 7.5 million long-form views, making it Freeform’s No. 2 series behind “Pretty Little Liars.”

“Shadowhunters” hails from Germany’s Constantin Film and Unique Pictures, the banner headed by former New Line Cinema chiefs Michael Lynne and Robert Shaye.

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  1. Jonathan Tavara says:

    so this shit gets a season 2 but Constantine doesn’t?

  2. Nicholas ruto says:

    So wonderful i like this shadowhunters,,waiting season 2

  3. Esmeralda Kayla Chavez says:

    I can’t wait for Shadowhunters to come back on😄😄😄

  4. Pinktail says:

    I’m so happy for this. Can’t wait next season. Please make this show run till the End of the original novel’s story line.

  5. Monique says:

    Can’t wait for season two already, hope they cover the infernal devices as well, they were my favourite

  6. Priscella says:

    I’m so happy shadowhunters is coming back. I can’t wait. I hope they bring it back sooner than January. I don’t want to wait that long to watch my new favorite show.

  7. Maia says:

    I’m so happy! But When You talk about rating, do you count the shows success at Netflix as well ? Not all of its viewers are from the US – and therefor have to watch it on the streaming channel. When you only refer to raiting and exclude Netflix, the image becomes wrong.

  8. Alyson Lancaster says:

    Yes! Shadowhunters has been my favorite show since they put on the commercials for it back in August! So looking forward to the newest season!

  9. C3P0 says:

    So happy to see the news about this renewal! This show really deserves it. It’s been so good, ever since episode 5.

  10. meri says:

    YESssss~!!!!!!! <3

  11. brooke anderson says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG I AM SO EXCITED FOR SEASON 2 OF SHADOWHUNTERS!!!!

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