Freeform drama Shadowhunters, based on the YA fantasy series The Mortal Instruments, is on tap for a second season. The first season ends April 5.
The Shadowhunters cast announced the news via a live chat on Facebook.
The series is centered on human-angel hybrids who hunt demons. Freeform timed its rebrand from ABC Family to the launch of Shadowhunters and Pretty Little Liars.
Shadowhunters was Freeform’s No. 2 series premiere ever in terms of adults 18-49 (1.6 million) and 25-54 (1.4 million), No. 1 all-time in men 18-49 and 25-54, and No. 3 in total viewers (2.9 million) upon launch.
Shadowhunters is produced by Constantin Film and executive-produced by Ed Decter and McG. The cast includes Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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