The sudden decision of the producers to cancel the popular series, Shadowhunters, appalled fans all over the world. The show previously received numerous award nominations and won several like the GLAAD Award, the Teen’s Choice Awards and the People’s Choice Awards. Thus, the cessation of the series despite this fact stunned many. Shocked viewers worldwide demanded an explanation from both Freeform and Netflix in a frenzy. Some even tried to defend the series in a desperate attempt to reverse the verdict of annulment. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the creators have revoked the series. As such, there remain no prospects for a season 4.
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, or more commonly known as just Shadowhunters, is an American teen supernatural drama. It focuses on the genres of horror, fantasy and romance. The television series, developed by Ed Decter, follows the narrative of the popular book series written by Cassandra Clare, named The Mortal Instruments. Although the show initially premiered on Freeform, in December 2015, Netflix obtained global rights to Shadowhunters, other than the U.S. The show debuted on Freeform on January 12, 2016, in North America. Season 2, which premiered on January 2, 2017, was renewed for twenty episodes in March 2016. Freeform recommenced the series for the final season in April 2017, and it ultimately broadcasted on March 20, 2018.
Release Date: Shadowhunters Season 4
Contrary to fan expectations, Freeform officially cancelled the trendy television series on June 4, 2018, after just three seasons. Nevertheless, it allowed the streaming of two additional episodes to reach a definitive conclusion to the story. This decision, however, went against the initial plans to renew the series for a fourth season. Part 2 of season 3 premiered with 12 episodes, on February 25, 2019. On May 6, 2019, the finale of the two-part series last publicised.
Cast: Shadowhunters Season 4
Although the show rescinded, viewers expected the cast for season 4 to be consistent with the rest of the series. The performers, consequently, would have been Katherine McNamara playing Clary Fray and Dominic Sherwood in the role of Jace Herondale. Viewers also anticipated the appearance of Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood and Emeraude Toubia starring Isabelle Lightwood, to name a few.
Reason For Cancellation: Shadowhunters Season 4
After parleys with the streaming giant and significant financial partner for the franchise, Netflix, Freeform decided to terminate the series. Netflix’s collaboration with Freeform allows it to broadcast new episodes internationally, one day after the audience in America stream. The primary reason for the cessation of the show is the lack of funds. Constantine Film, the leading production company, became unable to strike a deal with Freeform, which served as the parent network. Besides, it could not secure funds from elsewhere as well, due to the unavailability of another partner. Low viewership and ratings alongside the extreme budget were secondary pretexts for the cancellation.
Storyline: Shadowhunters Series
The story begins on the protagonist, Clary’s 18th birthday. While celebrating her acceptance into the Brooklyn Academy of Arts, Clary encounters strange people whom only she can see. She follows them only to come across a fight. Trying to break up the struggle, Clary accidentally hurts the people with a blade. Believing that she has committed murder, the protagonist runs back home to her mother, Jocelyn. This news agitated Jocelyn who fears for her daughter’s life, for reasons unknown to Clary.
Jocelyn requests Dot, her friend, to send Clary to the safety of Luke, her supposed father-figure. Thinking that Luke has betrayed her, Clary returns to her apartment to find that Jocelyn disappeared and Dot transformed into a monster. Clary later joins a group of half-human, half-demon called Shadowhunters to save her mother. It was none other than Clary’s father, Valentine Morgenstern, who captured Jocelyn. The hero must now fight creatures about whose existence she had no clue. Even though she has allies by her side, each battle is life-threatening and a challenge to overcome. This journey of Clary’s reveals more of her life and her dormant powers.
Trailer: Shadowhunters Season 4
Owing to the cancellation of the show, the creators did not release any formal trailer. However, viewers can check out the official fan-made trailer.
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