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Shadowhunters - Cancelled by Freeform; Ending with 2-Hour Series Finale



FREEFORM ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL TWO-HOUR FINALE EVENT TO CONCLUDE THE LAST SEASON OF ‘SHADOWHUNTERS’

‘Shadowhunters: The Final Hunt’ 12-Episode Season Will Air Spring 2019

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Freeform announced today the original hit series “Shadowhunters” will conclude its saga with the upcoming second half of season three and an epic two-episode special finale. Coming in spring 2019, twelve all-new episodes will culminate in a two-hour series finale event to wrap up the tale of the Shadowhunters and Downworlders that fans have loved over the past three seasons.

“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.”

“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG, Matt Hastings, Mary Viola, Martin Moszkowicz and Robert Kulzer. The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, Alisha Wainwright as Maia Roberts and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.

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Deadline indicates that all Season 3B episodes are wrapped so in order for the series to properly conclude Freeform greenlight a finale, a 2-hour series finale to conclude the series, sort of in the way The Fosters is wrapping this week. The finale will cover the sixth and final book in the Mortal Instruments series as Season 3 is covering Books 4 & 5.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Constantin Film lost its output deal with Netflix, which helped to foot the bill for the pricey genre drama. Without Netflix's financial backing Constantin sought a greater cash infusion from Freeform, which sources say was unable to afford to keep the series running.

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