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The groundbreaking television series Shadowhunters needs your help! Earlier this week Freeform, formerly ABC Family, the United States based television network home to Shadowhunters for the past 3 years announced that it would cancel the series after it airs the remaining episodes of the current third season followed by a special two hour series finale in lieu of a fourth season.

Fans of the critically acclaimed series have come together from all over the world to create this page in the hopes of raising enough funds to promote the effort to save Shadowhunters. All of the proceeds will immediately go directly towards that goal and help fund the campaign to influence all parties involved with the production and distribution of the series in the hopes of changing their minds and allowing Shadowhunters to continue to brighten the lives of fans around the globe.

Over the past few days the social media campaign to save this beloved series has garnered incredible international support with well over 5,000,000 posts on the popular social media platform Twitter alone. Money raised through this page will go towards amplifying that effort by creating signs, posters, billboards and every manner of promotional paraphernalia targeting among others Constantin Film (the chief producer and owner of the visual rights), Netflix (the international streaming distributor of the series), and Freeform itself as directly as possible to make certain they can't ignore the fans.

Shadowhunters is more than just a TV show. Its diverse cast, strong female leads, its portrayal of LGBTQ characters and the depiction of their relationships in an honest and thoroughly beautiful manner has earned the show accolades not just from the fans but from the media as well including a GLAAD award for the fan favorite same sex couple of Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood and Warlock Magnus Bane affectionately known as Malec.

If Shadowhunters has touched your life in a positive way over the last few years, please, show your support in its greatest hour of need and give!

Thank you!
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Dear donors!

Over the past few weeks we’ve all worked very hard to organize two distinct events one in Los Angeles and one in New York City. In LA we arranged for a plane with a banner featuring the campaign’s slogan to fly over Netflix’s headquarters. In NYC we rented video screens on Times Square to further raise awareness and reach out to other potential networks who might be interested in picking up the show.

The show has a monumental following across virtually all social media platforms with fans from all over the world. A plethora of media outlets including TV Guide and E News have reported on our efforts and continue to do so.

We are attaching images from our successes here and receipts for all that we have done so far.

And here is assortment of news (but honestly, just google "Save Shadowhunters" and you'll see quite a lot!):

https://twitter.com/TVGuide/status/1012806663949058049
https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/02/shadowhunters-fans-took-out-a-times-square-advert-in-a-bid-to-save-the-show-7676732/?ito=article.amp.share.top.twitter
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a860415/shadowhunters-times-square-billboard-saveshadowhunters/
https://twitter.com/TVGuide/status/1010249042578661376
http://www.clevver.com/shadowhunters-plane/
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**This update has been edited following further discussion and deliberation about timing and deadlines**

And another update comes your way (we sure hope you don't get sick of us).

After much talk and deliberation we've come up with a plan that will work in two parts.

PART 1: SKY BANNER
We are taking a page (literally) out of the Save The Expanse campaign and getting a sky plane to fly a Save Shadowhunters banner over the Netflix and/or Freeform headquarters. Please see attached invoice from their campaign so you can know exactly where your money is going.

PART 2: SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN.
We will ask you to take a picture or a (very) short video of yourself holding up a #SaveShadowhunters sign (you could either use the one you see at the header of this page or create one of your own so long as the words "Save Shadowhunters" are clearly visible). We would like this to line up with the sky plane (so stay tuned), as it will be a two part thing: if the execs and people in charge check social media after seeing it they will get a flood of people around the world talking about what the show means to them.

If you don't wish to include photos of yourself for whatever reason that's okay too! Instead, you can take a photo of the Save Shadowhunters sign next to a prominent landmark close to where you live. We would love to showcase the international nature of the Shadowhunters' fandom; we know there are fans all over the globe!

We will then want people to post their message on social media with the #SaveShadowhunters hashtag which we are all monitoring closely and promise to retweet, repost, and reblog!

More updates to come soon!

This attached invoice is from the Save The Expanse campaign, because we wanted to be clear about expenses and what we are working towards.
https://www.gofundme.com/savetheexpanse-marketing
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Another Update: First of all it was brought to our attention that there are some among the fans who are worried this effort may be a "scam." Let us assure you that it is not. As we said in the previous update no money has been withdrawn on our end at this time nor will it be without first informing the donors. That said, if you don't feel we are trustworthy you certainly do not have to donate your money nor would we want you to.
Second, there is nothing sinister behind the Alec Lightwood alias. The only reason (aside from the obvious one that we all love Alec) it was decided upon is because this page is not run by just one person but a collective of around 50 fans who have been a part of the same Shadowhunters group chat on Twitter for years and many of whom have already made their own donations.
Lastly, we are currently looking at several options for the billboard in particular including (and we are very excited about this one) the possibility of renting one of the large video screens in Times Square to display a Save Shadowhunters message. Several of our members who live in the New York area have already agreed to be there when the message is broadcast to film it and post on social media for maximum exposure.
P.S. To those asking about exact details on what the money will be spent on, we do not have that yet but rest assured that receipts will be posted accounting for every cent and should there be any money left over at the end of the campaign it will either be donated to charity or refunded to the donors. We assure you we have no intention of keeping any of the money and were always prepared to issue full refunds to everyone who participated if for example we got news of a renewal for a fourth season before we spent any of it.
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Just a quick update: We are beyond overwhelmed by and eternity grateful for the support! This all started with the idea of renting a billboard outside Freeform's offices in Burbank, CA but when we realized it would cost close to $5,000 and couldn't readily find an available billboard in that exact location we decided to set a more modest goal and see what the response would be before proceeding further.

No money has been withdrawn on our end at this point and you have our guarantee that we will not do so until we have secured either a billboard as we initially intended (as it now seems feasible thanks to you) or have settled on another course of action.

Either way we will be sure to update you before we take any action. Once again our deepest thanks and let us Save Shadowhunters together!

P.S. We will be sure to send out personal thank you notes to everyone who donated but we are a bit overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness at the moment!
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