There was a brief period in May of 2018 when the third season of Shadowhunters was performing exceptionally well.
The series had just wrapped up its most compelling stretch of episodes and was getting ready to offer an equally intriguing back half of the season before the break.
Fans’ hopes were dashed when Shadowhunters was canceled unexpectedly, despite the constant stream of renewal announcements from several networks.
Season 4 of Shadowhunters was officially canceled and not renewed on June 4, 2018. The network approved a 2-hour finale wrap order and delayed the air date of the remaining 12 episodes back to 2019.
Season 4 of Shadowhunters may never air on Freeform, but the dedication of its fans has left an indelible legacy. Anticipation for the series’ climax has reached new heights as fans have united in support of the show and its characters during its lengthy break.
The show’s creators worked tirelessly to produce a season finale that would satisfy fans’ desire for closure while also sparking speculation about what could happen in season four.
Shadowhunters Season 4: Cast
- Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray
- Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland
- Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis
- Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood
- Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood
- Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway
- Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane
- Alisha Wainwright as Maia Roberts
- David Castro as Raphael Santiago
- Nicola Correia-Damude as Maryse Lightwood
- Jade Hassouné as Meliorn
- Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather
- Sophia Walker as Catarina
- Javier Muñoz as Lorenzo Rey
- Jacky Lai as Aline Penhallow
- Sydney Meyer as Helen Blackthorne
When Will Season 4 of Shadowhunters Be Available?
Season four of Shadowhunters was canceled on June 4, 2018. The remaining 12 episodes had been pushed back to the air in 2019, and the network has approved a 2-hour wrap order for the series finale.
Also, Freeform may not air the season four premiere of Shadowhunters. Even yet, the zeal of the adherents left its mark. Fans rallied behind the show and its cast during the hiatus, raising expectations for the series conclusion.
The creative team put in a lot of time and effort to come up with a fitting finale that would close the book on Season 3 but leave fans wondering what would happen in Season 4.
Shadowhunters Season 4 Plot
There was a lot of wiggle area at the end of Shadowhunters Season 3 for new plots to unfold. The first hour served as a season finale, wrapping up this year’s events and the ramifications of bringing Jonathan back to life.
Even if Jonathan and Clary’s last showdown is the epitome of evil, it is nonetheless emblematic of their turbulent and baffling journey.
Jonathan had an unbreakable relationship with Clary, and after losing his family and his identity, he was willing to do anything to win her over and make her his.
As much as Clary sympathized with Jonathan’s reasons for setting out on his journey, she also knew that the only way to keep her actual family safe was to put an end to Jonathan’s dictatorial authority.
The celebration began as soon as Jonathan departed this world. The nuptials of Magnus and Alec was a joyous occasion in every respect. There were tributes to characters who had died throughout the series, happy endings, and pictures of new families.
Seeing Magnus, Alec, Jace, Isabelle, Clary, Maryse, and Max all standing together could only mean one thing: goodbye. The fact that all our favorite characters from the pilot are still around a year later was the biggest surprise of the series finale.
Once punished by having her memories wiped clean, Clary is now living it up as a successful artist in New York City, with Simon and Jace keeping a tight eye on her every move.
After realizing that she will ultimately see through his glamour rune, Jace has been keeping a close eye on her.
When Season 4 of Shadowhunters premieres, all eyes will be on Clary as she makes her triumphant return to the world after having her memories restored.
The rule of thumb is that time jumps make storylines more difficult to follow, but a year break before Season 4 of Shadowhunters would be perfect.