April 21, 2017

It was announced this morning that Freeform has renewed Shadowhunters for a third season. The early pickup comes midway through the fantasy drama's sophomore run, with the good news being delivered - as it was last year - via a Facebook Live Chat with the members of the cast.

Based on Cassandra Clare's best-selling book series The Mortal Instruments, the series follows a young girl who learns that she comes from a long line of human-angel hybrids known as Shadowhunters. After her mother is kidnapped, she becomes immersed in the world of demon hunting as she begins a journey of self-discovery in a new world filled with faeries, warlocks, vampires, and werewolves.

Shadowhunters continues to draw decent viewership in Season 2, after originally launching as the cable network's top-rated scripted original last year. The show's strong social media presence has helped it maintain a devoted core of fans who log millions of engagements across social media platforms.

Look for Season 3 of Shadowhunters in 2018. In the meantime, the second half of Season 2 kicks off on June 5.