The Demon Hunting Continues ‘Shadowhunters’ Renewed For Second Season By Freeform
Los Angeles, CA – Constantin Film will produce a second season of “Shadowhunters”. Freeform (the new name for ABC Family) announced yesterday that the hit original saga-series will return. The first saga-series for the network, “Shadowhunters” is currently airing TUESDAYS at 9:00 – 10:00 PM EST in the US. The season one finale will air on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, “Shadowhunters” follows Clary Fray, 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. Now thrown into the world of demon hunting after her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters Isabelle and Alec to navigate this new dark world. With her best friend, Simon, in tow, Clary must now live among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves to find answers that could help her find her mother.
Nothing is as it seems, including her close family friend Luke, who turned out to be a werewolf, as well as the enigmatic warlock Magnus Bane, who has surprisingly become an ally in the search for Clary’s past.
“Shadowhunters” launched as Freeform’s #2 series premiere on record in Adults 18-49 (1.6 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.4 million) and its #1 series launch of all time in Men 18-49 and Men 25-54 and #3 launch on record in Total Viewers (2.9 million). 2016 to date, the series ranks among cable TV’s Top 5 scripted series in Viewers 12-34 (#5), Women 18-34 (#5), Women 18-49 (#5) and Females 12-34 (#4) and among the Top 10 scripted cable TV series in Adults 18-34 (#6) and Adults 18-49 (#7). Launch to date, “Shadowhunters” is cable TV’s #1 series in the hour in Adults 18-34 and Viewers 12-34 and the #2 scripted cable TV series in Adults 18-49.
“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.”
SHADOWHUNTERS is executive produced by Ed Decter, Robert Kulzer, Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, McG and Mary Viola, co-executive produced by Margo Klewans, and produced by Martin Moszkowicz. The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.
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About Constantin Film
Constantin Film has been synonymous with quality and success for over 30 years. It has played a crucial role in establishing German cinema both nationally and internationally. Between 1977, when Bernd Eichinger established the company, and 2009, when it was integrated into media conglomerate Constantin Medien AG, Constantin Film has emerged as the most successful independent production and distribution company in the German media industry. Constantin Film’s operations include German and English language motion picture theatrical production, theatrical distribution, home entertainment distribution, licensing and television production.
Constantin Film’s diverse slate includes box office hits and award-winning films alike, ranging from comic book to literary adaptations, historical dramas, action and genre, among them THE NEVERENDING STORY, THE FANTASTIC FOUR film franchise, THE NAME OF THE ROSE, NOWHERE IN AFRICA, DOWNFALL, THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, POPE JOAN, THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS, the RESIDENT EVIL film franchise, FACK JU GOEHTE & FACK JU GOEHTE 2, two of the biggest ever German box office hits.