Awesome news, Shadowhunters! The Freeform television show based on the novels by Cassandra Clare has been renewed for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They shared that after the launch of the show in January, it “collected 2.9 million total viewers and 1.6 million among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic. The debut ranks as Freeform’s second-best series premiere on record among adults under 50 and adults 25-54. Additionally, the drama ranks as Freeform’s top launch among men under 50 and men 25-54 — as well as it’s third best among total viewers.” The series has also been broadcasting online via Netflix shortly after it it shown on Freeform. Where have you been watching it? Let us know below!
So, this new incarnation of The Mortal Instruments series has been a hit with the target audience, which means we may be seeing Clary and Jace on screen for many more seasons to come. This new development at Freeform solidifies the network’s foray into their new target audience, as they accept their newfound niche of young adults as opposed to their previous younger-skewed “ABC Family” channel name and family-friendly niche. The network’s president, Tom Ascheim, has shared that the Freeform channel will focus on characters who are experiencing the firsts of life (such as first love).