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Shadowhunters Canceled At Freeform

Freeform has sent Shadowhunters to the shadows. The network canceled the supernatural drama series after three seasons on the air, Variety confirms. 

Much like Netflix handed a feature-film-length series finale to its fan-favorite series Sense8 to sweeten the news of its cancelation, Freeform and Shadowhunters' production company Constantin Films have ordered a special two-hour finale episode to premiere at the end of the second half of the third season, which will launch in the spring of 2019.

"We are very proud of Shadowhunters, a series that broke new ground in the genre world and became a fan favorite," Freeform 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."

Developed for television by Ed Decter, inspired by author Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments book series, Shadowhunters centers around Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), a young woman who discovers that she isn't completely human; rather, she's a descendant of a long line of human-angel hybrids known as Shadowhunters, who track and hunt demons. 

The series also stars Dominic Sherwood as Jace Herondale, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane, Alisha Wainwright as Maia Roberts, Alan van Sprang as Valentine Morgenstern, Maxim Roy as Jocelyn "Fray" Fairchild, Vanessa Matsui as Dorothea "Dot" Rollins, Jade Hassouné as Meliorn, Kaitlyn Leeb as Camille Belcourt, and David Castro as Raphael Santiago, among many others.

As it stands, Freeform's scripted roster includes Alone Together, Besties, Grown-ish, Famous in Love, Marvel's Cloak and Dagger, The Bold Type, and the Pretty Little Liars spinoff The Perfectionists.