Who is ready for another edition of our Save Shadowhunters article series? Over the past few days, we have tried to come up with a couple of different stories to either offer new insight for hope to people who are fighting to keep the series on the air. At this point in time, nothing really feels off the table. For those who see the announcement that Freeform is making a two-part series finale that is going to tie everything together as the end, just remember that Sense8 over at Netflix was initially canceled before being brought back. There are always opportunities for a show to keep going if the right opportunity comes around and there’s enough of a drive among fans.
For today’s slice of hope, all you need to do is look at what executive producer Todd Slavkin had to say in a new post on Twitter (see below). He basically reiterates that there is reason to keep fighting and he has not given up when it comes to getting more of the show. With that being said, he is also saying that he and the writers are doing everything in their power to ensure that the show gets a good ending no matter what.
Beyond just Todd’s message, though, one of the things that we wanted to get across in this particular update is the idea of MTV as a possible home for the series in US. Also, maybe this particular network could devise a better streaming deal with Netflix internationally. We had not intentionally brought them up as a possibility before because it seemed as though they were getting out of the scripted programming business — we don’t want to give anyone false hope for something that would never happen, after all. They haven’t developed or announced much in the way of new scripted programming for a good while now.
Yet, MTV is the network behind Teen Wolf, another supernatural drama with a very large audience in the same sort of demographic. Beyond just that, we did report earlier today that the network is in the process of developing a new, live action version of Aeon Flux. If they’re willing to do that, maybe Shadowhunters is something that they would be willing to look at. They have the money in order to make something like this work, and they also do have a wide array of platforms in order to promote it further. While not everyone may like shows like Teen Mom or Jersey Shore, those shows do have large viewership and could be good promotional platforms for a show like Shadowhunters.
At the moment we have not heard anything suggesting that MTV is interested in the show, but it’s just something to keep in mind to go along with some of the streaming platforms that we have talked about in the past.
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