Will ‘Shadowhunters’ Be Renewed for a Season 3 on Freeform?
The second instalment of “Shadowhunters” has lost 35% of the viewing audience during its winter premiere, garnering approx. 1.2 million viewers. However, it was well received by the target audience. Undoubtedly, most of fans try to figure out whether or not we expect another season of the fantasy series on Freeform, and if this happens, when should we expect its release date? There has been no official announcement of renewal so far. However, if you don’t want to miss the potential premiere, you can subscribe for our automatic notifications already now.
Noteworthy that Freeform has greenlit seven additional episodes for a second season of “Shadowhunters.” This announcement serves a quite strong indicator, which is able to affect the further decision on renewal. Furthermore, the viewers apparently have appreciated the second instalment of the fantasy drama. Let’s take a look at some statistics. Currently, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the current season of “Shadowhunters” has an average score of 4.3/5 and a 84% approval rating among the viewers. At the same time, according to Metacritic, the second chapter of “Shadowhunters” has a score of 7.4 out of 10. An overall score of the fantasy drama remains quite strong as well. At the moment, according to IMDb, “Shadowhunters” has a score of 6.3/10 based on about 24,000 user votes.
The season premiere has drawn 1.187 million viewers (-34.85% compared to previous season’s premiere) with a 0.38 demo rating (-50.00%) among adults (18-49). Though these indicators may seem low, they’re still appropriate to the second season. For comparison, “Shadowhunters” Season 1 averaged a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 0.96 million viewers.
“Shadowhunters” follows Clary Fray, who is seeking for her abducted mother with a band of Shadowhunters, learning that she is one of them. The TV series is based on a series of six young adult fantasy novels by Cassandra Clare.
Renewal Potential and Notification of the Release Date (Season 3)
“Shadowhunters” Season 2 was launched on Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 8:00–9:00 PM EST on Freeform and we consider the season premiere was quite successful. However, it’s worth noting that the viewership of the TV show has decreased. Freeform has yet to announce the decision on renewal or cancellation of the fantasy television series. But it’s very likely that “Shadowhunters” will be returning for a Season 3 on Freeform, given such a favourable reception of the current season among the viewers. However, we would prefer to wait for the official announcement of Freeform.
Fortunately, we’re able to inform you concerning the further updates of the fantasy dramatic television series, as well as about the “Shadowhunters” Season 3 release date. Stay tuned for updates. Don’t miss the possible upcoming premiere. Join our list of subscribers and we’ll keep you informed.
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