Ever since it was announced that Shadowhunters had been cancelled, the show's devoted legion of fans have been rallying to get the show a fourth season. By utilizing the social media hashtag #SaveShadowhunters, their fan campaign has been working overtime to get the series picked up elsewhere. And the efforts have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated by the series' cast. Shadowhunters' Katherine McNamara, who portrays Clary, expressed her amazement over the show's fans, saying:
The unceremonious cancellation of the series has undoubtedly drawn Shadowhunters fans together in a powerful way. Katherine McNamara shared her sweet sentiments regarding the series' loyal fanbase with TV Guide. The actress also revealed that the show will "go out with a bang." These remarks support what Shadowhunters' showrunner had previously said, regarding concerns about the series' two-hour finale. McNamara was not the only cast member to express their awe of the show's fan following.
Other cast members chimed in with their response to the fan campaign surrounding the series' end. Harry Shum Jr. shared the emotional response he experienced at a convention from fans, who shared how much the series had meant to them. Sadly, for fans, their efforts to get Shadowhunters a fourth season has thus far not received the desired effect, in terms of saving the show. Neither a streaming service or another network has stepped in to save it.
While that may be the unfortunate reality, the campaign to save Shadowhunters has left an eternally positive mark on worthy causes. Dominic Sherwood, who plays Jace, shared his thoughts on fans raising money for The Trevor Project, saying:
Matthew Daddario, who portrays Alec on the series, expressed being similarly moved by the support Shadowhunters fans have provided to charities, such as The Trevor Project, which fans have so far raised more than $20,000 for. Daddario said:
The Shadowhunters cast is clearly grateful to the show's fans, which is always a validating feeling for TV fans everyhere. Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia also shared their appreciation for the series' fans, who Toubia revealed had sent cupcakes to the set. Talk about a sweet way to show you care.
Shadowhunters fans can rest assured that the cast is grateful for everything they have done. And the fandom has done just about everything you can think of to get the show a fourth season. From a billboard in Times Square to a banner over Netflix's headquarters and beyond, no stone has been left unturned. Shadowhunters has left an impression on its fans, which is a testament to the show's lasting effect. Likewise, the campaign's impact will live on, no matter the outcome.
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