'Shadowhunters' Season 3B: Fans should 'expect the unexpected', Katherine McNamara spills the beans on upcoming season
There's action, there's drama, and, of course, there will be a lot of tears, but by the looks of it, everything will be larger than life
When Freeform's 'Shadowhunters' finally returns from its mid-season hiatus in February, fans will be treated to the magic and fantasy of the Shadow-world one last time as the upcoming season 3B will be the final season of the series.
Last June, the show was canceled abruptly and it was announced there would be no fourth season of the show based on Cassandra Clare's 'The Mortal Instruments' book series. Now, with speculations rife about how the show is going to encompass and wrap up all the action remaining in the original story, Katherine McNamara, who plays the lead role of Clary Fray, finally has some answers.
Speaking about what's in store for fans in season 3B, McNamara shared how emotional a journey it has been for her and the other cast members, despite the upcoming set of episodes being "the best" ones. "This entire, you know, section of Shadowhunters for me has been bittersweet, because it's the beginning of our last 12 episodes, and they're our best episodes we've ever done," McNamara shared in an interview with 'I Could Never Be', on Popcorn Talk Network. "The show has finally found its voice and it's, it's so rich and it's so wonderful. Um, it's also exciting because we can finally talk about it again," she added.
However, as bittersweet as the idea of the three-year-long journey coming to an end might be, McNamara would like to assure fans they are in for a wild ride. With her own character dying in the mid-season finale that aired last May, fans can expect some action-packed sequences of the character being brought back to life, while her close friends go through emotionally difficult times, holding themselves responsible for her death. There's action, there's drama, and, of course, there will be a lot of tears. By the looks of it, everything will be larger than life.
"Expect the unexpected, I guess is the best way to put it," she said in the same interview. "Anything that you think you can count on, anything you think you're sure of, anything that you think is solid and set in stone will get turned on its head, will get ripped away from you, will get turned upside down. We all recently got to see the last two episodes - the series finale - and it is, it's emotional. I'll tell you that."
McNamara also spilled the beans on just what to expect from her character in particular. "The entire season 3b is emotional and interesting. We do a lot of very different things. We push the envelope," she shared. "Clary for sure is different than we've ever seen her before, and it's so exciting to..., to, a character that, you know, has been so well-established, to really turn her on her head and go, 'alright, this is the complete another side of her.'"
'Shadowhunters' season 3B returns to Freeform February 25, with a 10-episode final installment, and an additional two-hour finale to offer fans the closure they need.