Fans hoping for a sequel to ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones‘ got a follow up in televised form when Freeform greenlit ‘Shadowhunters.’ Now we hear that the series has been picked up for a second season!  While the movie itself didn’t fare well at the box office, the series launched with 2.9 million total views and 1.6 million of them were from the 18-49 demographic.

Basically this has been arguably been Freeform’s best launch of a series to date so it should be no surprise that they are thrilled to bring it back for another round.

‘The Mortal Instruments’ is chronologically the third series of ‘The Shadowhunter Chronicles’ which is a six book series. ‘City of Bones’ was the rough basis that the first season of ‘Shadowhunters’ was based upon so I would suspect that we will follow through the novels of ‘City of Ashes’, ‘City of Glass’, ‘City of Fallen Angels’, ‘City of Lost Souls’ and ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ which is due to be released in May.

With ‘Game of Thrones’ proving that fantasy worlds can be huge right now, this and MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles’ are capitalizing on fantasy lovers everywhere.

Are you happy to hear that ‘Shadowhunters’ will be hunting down demons on ABC for the foreseeable future? Share your thoughts below!


Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old 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. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.

Shadowhunters’ stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr., Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia and Isaiah Mustafa and will debut on the Freeform network (the new name for ABC Family) on January 12th 2016 at 9/8c

Source: The Hollywood Reporter