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Freeform Cancels Drama ‘Shadowhunters’

Two Additional Episodes Ordered to Conclude the Story in 2019

Freeform has opted against a fourth season of fantasy drama “Shadowhunters, but the network has ordered two additional episodes in the current third season to complete the story. The expanded second half of the current third season, now 12 episodes and called “Shadowhunters: The Final Hunt,” will air in spring 2019.

Debuting on Jan. 12, 2016, “Shadowhunters” follows Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), 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.

“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.”