Shadowhunters Fans Raise Over $11,000 to Save Show After Cancellation
Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ll know that throngs of Shadowhunters fans are coming out to save their favorite show. You see, while the small-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series was a fan-favorite, Freeform executives decided to cancel it because they “couldn’t make the economics work.”
In addition to creating the #SaveShadowhunters, campaign on social media to hopefully encourage either Freeform or another network to pick up the series for more episodes, Angels have also gone a step further and made a fundraiser to show people they’re not playing around.
So far, fans have raised over $11,000 for The Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention to the LGBTQ+ community, in order to “showcase the generosity of the Shadowhunters fandom.”
The fundraising site explains, “Currently fans are working hard on a #SaveShadowhunters campaign, but we thought it would be useful to channel some of our passion and frustration to raise awareness and also showcase the generosity of the Shadowhunters fandom. Let’s show off the power of our fandom to do good.”
The Freeform show is acclaimed for its LGBTQ+ representation, with one of the main pairings, Alec Lightwood and Magnus Bane, being two men.
Over 100,000 people have also signed a Change.org petition to bring back the series. So far, neither Freeform nor another network has spoken out about possibly saving the show, but fans refuse to give up.