Freeform cancelled ‘Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments’ in June, but with the series in its third season so close to adapting all of the original novels by Cassandra Clare, and with a passionate fan base, the network decided to adapt the final book into a two-hour series finale, entitled ‘The Final Hunt’. Freeform also opted to split the third season in two, airing half over the summer and holding the rest as a lead-up to the movie. Now we know when the final batch of episodes will air, leading up to the finale special event. The first new episode will air on Freeform on Monday, January 25, 2019. There are 10 unseen episodes, plus the two-part finale, for a total of 12.
The first part of Season 3 ended in a cliffhanger, with both Clary (Katherine McNamara) and Lilith (Anna Hopkins) seeming to perish, but the showrunner assures that both will be back in 3B. As Todd Slavkin stated, “You can never kill a greater demon, you can only banish them back to Edom. So Lilith is not gone. In fact, you’ll see her again. But the poor thing is stuck in Edom, and she’s not too happy about that.”
For fans of “Malec,” Slavkin stated:
“It’s heartbreaking, but it’s also beautiful. [Magnus] learns how to live in the moment, something he never had to do when he had powers. Season 3B is such a rollercoaster ride for Magnus Bane. We loved his arc in 3A, but for Harry Shum, Jr. as an actor, it’s a hell of a journey. It’s beautiful and profound and it’ll break your heart. You’re in for a ride that’s really intense to watch.”
Finally, as for Maia, Slavik teased, “When Maia comes back in 3B, we get to really see what’s going on at the Jade Wolf — the pack politics. She’s forced to step up in a way she never thought she was capable of. She’s someone who has always chosen to run away when things get difficult. Alisha Wainwright is so good … and she comes back in a really cool way that fans will dig.”
‘Shadowhunters’ will also introduce the real Jonathan Morgenstern, this time played by Luke Baines, taking over for impostor Will Tudor.
Be sure and tune in on Monday, January 25, 2019, for the start of the Final Hunt.
Source: TV Line