Fans of the supernatural show 'Shadowhunters' have been campaigning non-stop to save the show - these tactics included flying a plane to Netflix's LA headquarters and even renting out a billboard in Hollywood. Some fans even took over the show's marketing campaign into their own hands by launching their own collaborative campaign with fan accounts and the show's stars to promote the final episodes.
News of the show getting canceled broke in July last year after Freeform said the show will not be renewed for a fourth season. Now, ahead of the series finale, the cast of 'Shadowhunters' has shared their emotional goodbyes to the fans.
In a two-minute-long feature, stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Isaiah Mustafa, Matthew Daddario and Harry Shum Jr. bid farewell to a seriously dedicated fanbase.
McNamara, who plays the role of Clary Fray, expressed her gratitude to the fans of the show. "Getting to share that experience with the fans and have you guys come on this journey with us has been beyond a dream come true… And the fact that you’ve been open to changes and been willing to come with us on this journey and trust us with this story that you guys care about so much. It’s been unbelievable and this fandom truly is unstoppable."
Sherwood, who essays the role of Jace Wayland (aka Jace Herondale), said, "You don't frown that it's over, you smile that it happened. And I think that's the best way moving forward. You know, we had something wonderful for a little while here, and the fans were a huge part of that."
Rosende, who stars as Simon Lewis, added, "Hail and farewell. This has been an incredible journey. A lot of fans reach out to us and they say, 'Thank you for the strength you've given me,' and I'm like, 'We didn't do that.' We just created the opportunity for them to find that strength or to find that version of themselves.”
Toubia, who plays Isabelle Lightwood, added, "I would just say that we have the best fans in the world…. What the 'Shadowhunters' fans have done for us, I don't think they've done for anyone else, so I thank them for the love and, you know, the support they've shown each and every character."
Mustafa, who portrays Luke Garroway, said, "Hail and farewell - You guys have honestly been the best fans that anyone could ever ask for. Because of you, I think we’ve gone on as long as we have. Everything you did wasn't in vain. All those fan arts, all those messages, live tweets, everything – we really appreciate it and we truly love you guys. Thank you."
In his farewell message, Daddario, who plays Alec Lightwood, told fans, "Thank you for the tremendous support. Thank you guys for supporting each other. Thanks for watching and thinking about the episodes and chatting about the episodes with us. Thanks for tuning in when we tweeted."
Magnus Bane, who is played by 'Glee' alumnus Shum Jr., said, "So I would just say, keep on. Keep on keepin'. The fans have really - I've learned a lot from them and it's been a really incredible experience."
'Shadowhunters' is scheduled to air its final episode May 6 in the U.S. on Freeform. However, the show is available to watch on Netflix in the U.K.
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