Shadowhunters Season 4 got canceled a while ago but fans are still in denial. After all, it had great ratings and viewership which were enough to keep the franchise alive. So, what went wrong? And most importantly have the writers ever talked about what could have happened to the characters after the 4th season got canceled? Find out in the article!
The series wrapped up its run with the final 12 episodes of the 3rd season. But Freeform was kind enough to give the series a special kind of goodbye. The cancellation left fans devastated. Some even started a campaign in hopes of reversing the decision. There were a lot of petitions online and some demonstrations in real life too! But unfortunately nothing proved to be successful.
Shadowhunters Season 4 Cancellation Reason
According to Karey Burke, Shadowhunters Season 4 was canceled because of financial reasons. There were no creative differences at all. In fact the show was delivering pretty much everything that the fans needed. No wonder why it was a fan favorite. But in the end they just had to take this crucial decision. Reportedly, Constantin Films had signed a contract with Netflix but due to unknown reasons it could never work. Due to which Constantin Films suffered a loss and consequently they had to pull out.
This mutual decision was made along with Constantin Films. However, we previously saw how Brooklyn 99 and even Lucifer both got canceled by Fox. But Netflix saved them. So, can we expect something similar from Shadowhunters? Well as mentioned before the show’s cancellation news came in 2019. A lot of time has passed since then. If Netflix or any other streaming site wanted to do something they could have announced it by now. As they didn’t, we now know where we stand.
But hopefully in future the writers of Shadowhunters will give the characters another chance to meet their fans. We don’t know if this will happen but hope is a powerful thing!
Will Shadowhunters Season 4 have a Release Date?
Of course as the streaming site canceled the show there is no official release date for Shadowhunters Season 4. But what about spin offs of Shadowhunters? For now there are no such updates on the matter.
Expected Plot and Trailer
In the finale we saw how the team assumed Clary to be dead. If we would have got the 4th season of Shadowhunters the story would have likely continued from here. Were you content with the finale of the third installment? Let us know in the comments below!
Although we have no hopes for a 4th season but you can read the following theories which will give you some sort of comfort! We saw how Jonathon’s only motive was to win over Clary. Considering that he lost everything he was ready to go to any lengths to achieve his real motives. The 4th season of Shadowhunters must have shown how Clary got her memory back. The original decision was never to kill off Seelie Queen this early. In fact Seeli and Jonathon’s relationship had much potential according to them. And if the writers were given a chance they would have developed this story further.
In fact there are a lot of things which the showrunners wanted to do differently but due to restrictions they had to compromise. The original storyline of Simon and Izzy was far much better than the one we got. This news came via Swimmer who mentioned in another interview that he now wants the fans to include all these theories into their fan fiction. Well that is the only way forward now.
There was so much potential for Maia as an alpha and Luke as a Shadowhunter. These storylines could have been major hits but the streaming site had something else planned for the franchise. So, that was everything relevant about Shadowhunters Season 4. For more updates stay tuned!