A rumor has been circulating that ‘Shadowhunters’, the recently cancelled Freeform supernatural adventure drama would be leaving Hulu at the end of the month, before the final batch of episodes has even aired. That rumor is FALSE. ‘Shadowhunters’ will remain available to stream on Hulu for the foreseeable future.
Unfortunately, despite fans’ passionate efforts, there has been no announcement of another network or service picking ‘Shadowhunters’ up once it winds up its run on Freeform. And when will that be? Another rumor has been dispelled. There was chatter that Freeform would air the remaining episodes of Season Three in August. That is also FALSE. Freeform does not appear to have locked down a specific return date but stresses that these episodes will air in spring 2019.
This makes sense because even though Freeform cancelled ‘Shadowhunters’ because of financial reasons, they greenlit a two-hour wrap up movie to give fans a sense of closure. Freeform decided to split Season Three in half, airing the first portion this summer, as usual, and the second next year, ahead of the wrap-up movie. Considering that the new finale must be written and filmed, obviously, it won’t be ready by August.
Fans have collected over 132,500 signatures to help save ‘Shadowhunters’. If you would like to sign, you can click here. Fans also launched a fundraiser to collect money for the LGBTQ youth organization the Trevor Project. So far, they have amassed $16,015 in the name of ‘Shadowhunters’. If you’d like to help, you can click here.
Last Friday, fans flew a plane over Netflix HQ in an effort to convince the streaming service to rescue the show. (Netflix was a co-financier of ‘Shadowhunters’ but it was their withdrawal of support that led to Freeform’s cancellation.) A similar maneuver helped convince Amazon to pick up ‘The Expanse’ after Syfy axed it.
Save ShadowHunters is the Mission NOW! Airplane Banner Towing #saveshadowhunters Over NetFlix Studios on Sunset in LA. Tweet Some On-Site Pics. Can We Make It 2 for 2 After We #SaveTheExpanse Last Month. Aerial Advertising WORKS GREAT! Try It Sometime & See. @airadsworldwide pic.twitter.com/UX5E72LvqR
— Airads Worldwide (@airadsworldwide) June 22, 2018
In all honesty, though, it would seem that Hulu would be a better home for ‘Shadowhunters’ than Netflix, seeing as how Hulu already has the streaming rights. But then again, Netflix did have a financial deal with the series, so maybe that will sway them.
Within the last few months, we’ve seen Amazon rescue ‘The Expanse’ and Netflix pick up FOX’s ‘Lucifer’. Will the third time be the charm? Will ‘Shadowhunters’ find a new home? Check back for updates as they surface!
Source: TV Line