Shadowhunters fans, it’s finally happened — the plane has officially flown over Netflix Headquarters in Los Angeles.
As you can see in the photos below (via @Shaydowhunters2 and @airadsworldwide on Twitter), the plane is making its way around Netflix sporting the message #SaveShadowhunters as clear as the message can be. It’s really the perfect day for such a banner to fly, given that we’re talking about blue skies and very few clouds. Basically, what we’re trying to say here is that Netflix has to take notice of this. Whether or not they take action remains to be seen but this is clearly one of the biggest displays of fandom possible.
Remember that this is one of many different things that Shadowhunters fans have done in order to ensure that the series is saved after Freeform’s cancellation. They have also purchased a billboard for Times Square next week and also have trended numerous times — they’ve also decided to pay it forward, donating well over $14,000 to The Trevor Project. They’ve done so much good and are also hoping to keep the show, with its inspirational message and fantastic storytelling, on the air as long as possible. As of right now, the plan for Freeform is to air the remaining twelve episodes of the series in early 2019 — we’ll see if that changes.
We’ll see if this amounts to anything, but even if it doesn’t, you have to admire greatly the passion and enthusiasm of the fans who wanted to make it happen. They banded together for this in a way very few fandoms do.
One thing we do know is that we’ve seen this plane-banner strategy work for The Expanse, given that they chose to fly one over Amazon in hopes of getting the streaming service to pick up the show. In that case, it totally worked! Let’s hope for similar results here, but as a reminder, be sure to cast a wide net with a #SaveShadowhunters effort. Netflix may be the target of this banner but there are also many other prospective homes out there. You don’t want to rule any possibility out. That’s what also makes the billboard effective.
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