Fans Are Renting Billboards To Try To Save The Show "Shadowhunters" On Netflix Canada
The show has an extremely dedicated fan base.
Shadowhunters' most recent season, which will also be its last, is currently airing on Netflix Canada. The show, which is in its third season, has been cancelled by its US Network Freeform.
Freeform confirmed that “We are very proud of Shadowhunters, a series that broke new ground in the genre world and became a fan favourite. However, along with our partners at Constantin, we reached the very difficult decision not to renew the show for a fourth season.”
It seems that fans are not ready to say goodbye just yet, and they have launched the #saveshadowhunters campaign on social media in a desperate attempt to keep the show on the air.
TL;DR "Shadowhunters" fans are rallying together in an attempt to save the show, which is reaching its series finale this year. Fans are not ready to say goodbye to "Shadowhunters," especially as the most recent season is the most emotional by far.
The newest episodes of Shadowhunters comprise the last half of season three, as well as the last of the series. The show was cancelled because the network felt there was not enough engagement with the show.
The episodes are released weekly on Netflix, and the first episode of season 3B aired last week. Fans can't stop talking about the heartbreaking beginning to the season:
Don't mind us as we cry during this Clary sequence. We're fine. Really. #Shadowhunters— Shadowhunters (@ShadowhuntersTV) February 26, 2019
Fans are uber dedicated to the show, which is important to many because of its LGBTQ+ representation — so dedicated that they have started a campaign, #saveshadowhunters, in an attempt to save the show.
They even have crowd-funded billboards in several cities accross the world, like Hollywood, Tokyo and New York. Most recently, two billboards were seen on either side of the Oscars red carpet.
Neither Freeform nor Netflix seem to have commented on this movement, leaving fans frustrated.
#SaveShadowhunters what more do these networks NEED to convince them #Shadowhunters deserves to be renewed for more seasons? Money? More posters and billboards? Another plane to spelling out “save Shadowhunters”? A singing telegram? WHAT DO THEY WANT? 😭 pic.twitter.com/qKFecYel85— Annie 💃🏻🐼➰ (@tapdancepanda) February 15, 2019
Unfortunately, though fan accounts like @BasicShadowhunterStuff are striving to keep the show alive, it might be the end of the show after all.
In the meantime, head over to Netflix Canada to see what all the fuss is about! Shadowhunters should be your next Netflix binge.