Beyond and Shadowhunters sneak peeks from New York Comic Con
At Freeform’s panel presentations at New York Comic Con held in New York today at Madison Square Garden, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network reinforced its commitment to genre programming with back-to-back panels of hit original series Beyond and Shadowhunters.
Beyond kicked off the Freeform Super Sci-Fi panel by announcing that Season 2 of the series will premiere on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 8 p.m. EST, with a two-hour premiere. Additionally, in anticipation of the season premiere, the network will air a 30-minute extended sneak peek of the upcoming season on Thursday, December 28, at 10:30 p.m. EST, presenting viewers with behind-the-scenes secrets and a special look at what’s to come.
The network debuted the below special first looks at the eagerly-awaited new season and executive producers Adam Nussdorf, David Eick and Tim Kring revealed that this year would focus on Holden’s struggle whether or not he wants to embrace his powers and the consequences of his actions during the last season. The producers were joined by series stars Burkely Duffield (“Holden”), Dilan Gwyn (“Willa”) and new series regular, Eden Brolin (“Charlie”), who teased their characters’ love triangle will only get more complicated.
From Imperative Entertainment and Automatik, Beyond is created, written and executive produced by Adam Nussdorf. Tim Kring, David Eick, Steven Adelson, Dan Friedkin, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones serve as executive producers. Beyond stars Burkely Duffield as Holden Matthews, Romy Rosemont as Diane Matthews, Michael McGrady as Tom Matthews, Jonathan Whitesell as Luke Matthews, Dilan Gwyn as Willa, Jeff Pierre as Jeff McArdle and Eden Brolin as Charlie Singer.
At the Shadowhunters panel, executive producers and cast members gave fans an exclusive first look at season three, which will premiere on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 8 p.m. EDT. Freeform also announced an additional 10-episode pickup for Shadowhunters to air next summer.
Freeform revealed that Broadway star Javier Muñoz (“Hamilton”) and actress Anna Hopkins (Arrow) will be joining the cast this season. Muñoz and Hopkins will guest star in season three as two new adversaries for our Shadowhunters crew – this season’s main villain, Lilith, played by Anna Hopkins and a rival warlock for Magnus Bane played by Javier Muñoz. Muñoz couldn’t be there in person but sent along a special video to fans that was played during the panel.
Shadowhunters is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG and Matt Hastings. The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Herondale, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, Alisha Wainwright as Maia Roberts and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.