Hey, this is an extra post. However, I couldn’t just not talk about Freeform canceling ‘Shadowhunters’ since this whole blog is about ‘The Mortal Instruments’ franchise, and ‘Shadowhunters‘ is a part of that. You guys know that I basically stopped watching after the whole Isabelle Drug Addict bullshit came down.
However, I still support Shadowhunters my own issues with the show. I have to say they have done more with the source material than Cassandra Clare could ever do. They turned unlikable cardboard cutouts into actual real third-dimensional characters. They have for the most part tried to curb the problematic parts of the source material. And they also gave us a real healthy queer relationship featuring a non-stereotypical bisexual man of color and a gay non-stereotypical man who just as badass as his straight counterparts.
If you have been reading this blog, you know that has been my problem with book!Alec from the very beginning along with a very extensive list of his problematic behaviors. So, even though I’m not personally watching, I feel really upset about how Freeform treated Shadowhunters. How they refuse to actually promote them this season, how they extended the hiatus, and then to surprise to both cast, crew, and fans announced that it was going to cancel the show, on pride month no less.
I have been so emotionally moved at how the fans came out of the woodwork and are activietly fighting the cancellation. They are not taking this lying down and if you are a fan and if you support truly diverse media, you should join them by using the #SaveShadowhunters hashtag,
Last night, it was trending on Twitter and it has already moved Matt Daddario (Alec Lightwood) and the writers to stand and fight. Another thing that you can contact Netflix, Hulu, and the production companies to get your voices heard. And it does have a chance after Brooklyn 99 was canceled by Fox (another fantastic diverse show) their fans demanded to pick up the show. And they were picked up by NBC a few days. So once again, if you fan of the show or hell if you are like me and is not a huge fan and just believe in diversity then use the #SaveShadowhunters and show your support.