‘Shadowhunters’ Takes Manhattan: Fans Will Air An Ad In Times Square In Hopes Of Finding A New Home

‘Shadowhunters’ Takes Manhattan: Fans Will Air An Ad In Times Square In Hopes Of Finding A New Home
28 Jun


‘Shadowhunters’ fans continue their hunt for a haven for the supernatural angels-vs.-demons series that Freeform cancelled after three seasons, when producers Constantin Films lost a financial deal with Netflix.  Without the funding from Netflix, Freeform and Constantin could not afford to keep the expensive fantasy series going.  The series was not a huge smash for Freeform, but it did average a decent 500,000 live views.

But fans haven’t given up hope and have collected well over 100,000 signatures and raised over $20,000 for charity. Last week, fans paid  to have a plane fly over Netflix headquarters, trailing a sign that read “Save Shadowhunters.”  Fans of ‘The Expanse’ did the same, buzzing Amazon headquarters, which helped that service finalize plans to resuscitate the science fiction series after Syfy axed it.

‘Shadowhunters’ fans are at it again, as this Friday, June 29, they will air a five-minute commercial in Times Square in downtown New York City.  The ad will air at 3pm on 42nd Street and 7th Avenue, facing east.  The ad is what is described as a “roadblock billboard,” although it doesn’t literally block traffic, but is very large and eye catching and may cause some to stop in their tracks to watch it.

In the US, ‘Shadowhunters’ is available to stream on Hulu.  Elsewhere, it is available on Netflix, but it is not on Netflix in the US at all.  It is also available on the Freeform app for free and individual episodes are available to purchase via iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and Youtube.

There are still ten episodes left unaired.  When Freeform decided to cancel the series, the final ten episodes were pushed back from this summer to spring of 2019, with plans to film a two-hour series finale movie to cap things off.

Within the last few months, not only did Amazon choose to salvage Syfy’s cancelled ‘The Expanse’, but Netflix picked up FOX’s ‘Lucifer’ as well.  Both are expensive-to-produce genre shows that didn’t generate high enough ratings for their starter networks.  But the streaming services saw their potential– and the massive love and support that their fans showered upon them– and took a chance on rescuing them.  Hopefully the same will happen for ‘Shadowhunters’.

To sign the petition, click here.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to the Trevor Project, on behalf of ‘Shadowhunters’, click here.

And if you are in downtown Manhattan this Friday, make sure you’re in the right place at 3pm EST!

Source: Digital Spy

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.



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