During a Facebook live chat on Monday morning (March 14, USA time), Freeform TV announced that Shadowhunters will be returning for Season 2!
We’re told that this was the first time a second season has been announced via live Facebook chat. Emmeraude helpfully followed the announcement with a Spanish version, for the Spanish-speaking fans!
Here’s the video (8:20)! The first part has the major announcement, but there are also bits of info scattered amongst the random chatter! Spoiler (or stating the obvious?) right near the end.
Awwww! They love us!
And they want to know what we want more of! Go on! Tell them!
From the ShadowhuntersTV.com site:
Shadowhunters is also a social media powerhouse with the series being, season–to-date, the #4 most engaging scripted series overall across all TV with over 17.7 million engagements, well ahead of established series such as Arrow (5.4 million), The Flash (6.9 million), Vampire Diaries (3.9 million) and The Originals (2.6 million). Likewise, the series outperforms newer Fantasy series including Supergirl (2.8 million), Legends of Tomorrow (4.5 million) and The Shannara Chronicles (3.8 million). Since the launch, Shadowhunters has amassed over 7.5 million long-form views, making it the network’s #2 series, behind only Pretty Little Liars.
Thanks for being amazing Shadowhunters fans!
Which reminds me:
Back in February, Cassandra Clare appealed to fans of the books and fans of the show to join together in their love of the stories, instead of having a VS mentality. #shadowhuntersfandomunited
I really like that she pointed out: you don’t HAVE to like her work. Being a fan is optional. Being a fan is about loving the story, the characters, the Shadowhunter world that Cassandra Clare created, and is still writing about, and which ShadowhuntersTV is adapting for television. There will be differences between the books and the show because they are different methods of storytelling, and different things are possible.
Three hours later, #shadowhuntersfandomunited was trending worldwide!
Three weeks later, with Freeform confirming that Shadowhunters will continue gracing our TVs (and internet) with Season 2, it seems like a moment to remember the power of a united fandom!
I think all Shadowhunters fans can rejoice that Cassandra Clare’s amazing imagination continues to provide us with the inspiration of her work. Lady Midnight was released on 08 March (my pre-ordered copy arrived today!), and the Shadowhunters TV series continues for Season 2.
Let’s hope the spirit of #shadowhuntersfandomunited continues for many more seasons to come!
If you want more video of the cast finding out about Season 2, before officially announcing it to us, here it is! (2:22)
And, if you’re interested, ‘Lady Midnight’ on Amazon:
or read my personal blog of randomness at ‘This Got My Attention Today‘
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