Season 2 of Freeform’s Shadowhunters began production this week and it’s so nice to see the squad together again as we get behind the scenes sneak peaks to tide us over until next year. There had been some uncertainty regarding the future of the show after series showrunner Ed Decter abruptly left only a few days before production was supposed to start, but Deadline reports that Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer have been tapped to take over.
Slavkin and Swimmer were both showrunners on the CW’s Smallville.
In addition Matt Hastings (The Originals) has come on board as Executive Producer and Series Director.
But production appears to be going ahead as the cast began posting their training and screen tests on their social media accounts this week. Let’s have a look shall we?
Go Isaiah go!!! The man is a beast 😉
#ShadowhuntersSeason2 Here we go! @shadowhunterstv @freeform
A video posted by Katherine McNamara (@kitkatsmeow) on
Learning some new tricks for this season 😎 #wirework #vampstatus
A video posted by albertorosende (@albertorosende) on
To be a true shadow hunter, you’ve got to train like one. 👊💥 (via @Kat_McNamara) cc: @shadowhunterstv pic.twitter.com/RQtcSkInQ5
— Twitter Video (@video) August 4, 2016
Stunt training w/ @albertorosende for @shadowhunterstv season 2 #notanactualfightscene #yet
A video posted by Dom Sherwood (@domsherwood) on
A photo posted by Maxim Roy (@maximroy_) on
Here are some screen tests for their season 2 looks!
CLARY (NOTE how the runes are now black instead of last season’s more scarred look, very interesting!)
Not Little Girl. #ShadowhuntersSeason2
A photo posted by Katherine McNamara (@kitkatsmeow) on
Season 2. We back, we back, we back… @shadowhunterstv #MagnusBane #TestShoot #AcedIt
A photo posted by Harry Shum Jr (@harryshumjr) on
Camera test @shadowhunterstv 👄! #izzy
A photo posted by Emeraude Toubia (@emeraudetoubia) on
Also check out set photos!
On the Shadowhunters set!!#ShadowhuntersSeason2
•via therealcurtisjames Instagram• pic.twitter.com/yOLCYC1aE3
— Shadowhunters UK (@MInstrumentsUK) August 10, 2016
We certainly will get a lot more behind the scenes tidbits from the cast and crew in the months ahead and it’ll be interesting to see what new direction the show will take with Slavkin and Swimmer at the helm.
Shadowhunters is based on the popular YA book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and follows Clary Fray, a gifted artist who discovers that she’s part angel and must navigate a new world filled with vampires, werewolves and demons.
Freeform has not released a season 2 premiere date yet but it set to air sometime in 2017.