- The first half of the season will heavily feature City of Fallen Angels elements/events.
- Edom will be featured again.
- The Accords Hall, Hall of Justice, Imogen's office, downtown Alicante, and the Clave private dining room in Idris/Alicante will be shown.
- There will be a noteworthy Iron Sister involved.
- More teases from Todd that have yet to be seen: a pinball machine, the inside of Alicante, fresh squeezed oj, Lewis family drama, and Brother Zachariah.
- Alec being drunk is set to be shown.
- The mortality and immortality issue between Malec will be tackled.
- Alec's storyline will continue to involve politics (and his continued leadership of the Institute), family matters, and his relationships with his parabatai Jace and the love of his life, Magnus.
- Magnus's Indonesian roots will be on display.
- Magnus and Alec may have a training scene.
- There will be some Malec "domestic" moments.
- Todd: "French toast, Julia Child, a very special box, a very special Spaniard, working together/loving together".
- Izzy will be "building weapons", supporting her friends and battling demons, repairing jewelry (her necklace, see below and 3x02), and possibly "falling in" love.
- Her being a forensic pathologist will be on display again, as well as being a "physicist, metallagurist, gemologist, engineer, whip-master, advice-giver, sister, daughter, friend," and possibly as a girlfriend.
- Izzy developed new found respect for mundanes after her AA meetings in Season 2.
- Izzy will once again save Simon.
- Izzy will further learn "to open up her heart", possibly with help from a special someone.
- A scenario involving Sizzy and a tunnel may be featured.
- Luke will get a potential love interest, and he may go on a date with Maryse Lightwood.
- More of his backstory will be explored.
- Luke will become protective of the Downworld and things will heat up between them now that Ollie knows.
- More of Maia's backstory will be explored.
- Maia will struggle with the idea of forgiveness.
- Maia is "studying marine life, pouring drinks, worrying about her boyfriend, educating Bat, and of course kicking ass" and still living the "pack life" this season.
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Cast and characters
- Katherine McNamara as Clary Fairchild
- Dominic Sherwood as Jace Herondale
- Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis
- Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood
- Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood
- Alisha Wainwright as Maia Roberts
- Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway
- Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane
- David Castro as Raphael Santiago
- Jade Hassouné as Meliorn
- Will Tudor as Jonathan Morgenstern
- Anna Hopkins as Lilith
- Chai Hansen as Jordan Kyle
|Title||Written by||Directed by||Airdate||Episode|
|On Infernal Ground||Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer||Matt Hastings||March 20, 2018||3x01||34|
|Secrets abound as the Shadowhunters and Downworlders try to get back to normal after Valentine's death. Alec pushes Jace to come clean about whatever Jace and Clary are hiding. Meanwhile, Lilith sets a plan in motion in New York City as Simon spends time in the Seelie Court.|
|The Powers That Be||Peter Binswanger||Peter DeLuise||March 27, 2018||3x02||35|
|The warlocks' magic is becoming corrupted by a demonic presence while Izzy and Luke try to track down more information on the recent series of possessions.|
|What Lies Beneath||Alex Schemmer||Amanda Row||April 3, 2018||3x03||36|
|The Shadowhunters try to track down the new imposing threat, while Jace has a suspicion that Jonathan is back and behind the mundane attacks. Simon tries to figure out what the Seelie Queen did to him during his time in the glade. Alec decides to host a Lightwood family dinner at Magnus' house after a surprising visit from Maryse.|
|Thy Soul Instructed||Jamie Gorenberg||Emile Levisetti||April 10, 2018||3x04||37|
|Jace's concerns grow about his mental state and turns to Luke for information on his family's past. Clary and Izzy go after a rogue vampire and Simon hunts for a new apartment.|
|Stronger Than Heaven||Brian Millikin||Geoff Shotz||April 17, 2018||3x05||38|
|Someone is out to get Simon and Jace is on the hunt to find out who it is. Meanwhile, Clary turns to Luke to find a way to help Jace. Alec worries about the future of his relationship after learning more about Magnus' romantic past.|
|A Window Into an Empty Room||Aisha Porter-Christie||Alexis O. Korycinski||April 24, 2018||3x06||39|
|Clary teams up with Magnus to investigate a recent demon attack. Simon is stunned with he's visited by someone he never thought he'd see again, and who now won't seem to leave. Meanwhile, Izzy worries about dinner with her family and a special guest and Luke reaches out to Maryse.|
|Salt in the Wound||Celeste Vasquez||Joshua Butler||May 2018||3x07||40|
|A Heart of Darkness||Jamie Gorenberg||Ari Sandel||May 2018||3x08||41|
|Familia Onte Omnia||Taylor Mallory||Matt Hastings||May 2018||3x09||42|
|Erchomai||Bryan Q. Miller||Jeffrey Hunt||May 29, 2018||3x10||43|
|Lost Souls||TBA||Matt Hastings||2018||3x11||44|
|Original Sin||TBA||Matt Hastings||2018||3x12||45|
|A Kiss From a Rose||TBA||Salli Richardson-Whitfield||2018||3x14||47|
|To the Night Children||TBA||Siluck Saysanasy||2018||3x15||48|
|Stay With Me||Aisha Porter-Christie||Amanda Row||2018||3x16||49|
|Heavenly Fire||Celeste Vasquez||Shannon Kohli||2018||3x17||50|
|The Beast Within||Taylor Mallory||Joshua Butler||2018||3x18||51|
|Aku Cinta Kamu||Jamie Gorenberg||Todd Slavkin||2018||3x19||52|
|City of Glass||Bryan Q. Miller||Matt Hastings||2018||3x20||53|
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The renewal for the season was announced on April 21, 2017, during a live chat on Facebook with the cast.
The writers began to officially meet to work on the season on May 30, 2017. On July 20, 2017 at SDCC, it was announced that Alisha Wainwright was promoted to series regular as Maia Roberts. On October 7, 2017 at NYCC, it was announced that Freeform officially ordered the additional 10 episodes (3B) to air in the summer of 2018, meaning there will be little to no hiatus after episode 10 and the whole season will air in 2018. The original premiere date that was announced was the 3rd of April, before it was announced in December that the premiere had been moved to the 20th of March, two weeks earlier than the original plan.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 New premiere date reveal | TVLine
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Live video chat announcement — Shadowhunters on Facebook
- ↑ ‘Shadowhunters’ Renewed For Season 3 By Freeform | Deadline
- ↑ Shadowhunters on Twitter: #Shadowhunters returns Tuesday, April 3 at 8/7c
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDpSyAqSYuk
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 https://twitter.com/toddzer1/status/925249968796864512
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- ↑ https://twitter.com/toddzer1/status/974102577162760192
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P93b40-UCeo
- ↑ https://twitter.com/NephilimUpdates/status/916706238280421377
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 https://twitter.com/toddzer1/status/973400228752588800
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 https://twitter.com/toddzer1/status/927766031581319170
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 https://twitter.com/toddzer1/status/930666815172333568
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 https://twitter.com/toddzer1/status/971579823578427392
- ↑ https://twitter.com/NephilimUpdates/status/916707110515363840
- ↑ https://twitter.com/toddzer1/status/916395937903255552
- ↑ https://hiddenremote.com/2018/03/14/kat-mcnamara-talks-official-shadowhunter-new-weapons-clace-training-stunts/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/toddzer1/status/907043055538126848
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- ↑ https://twitter.com/NephilimUpdates/status/916715548200898560
- ↑ https://twitter.com/NephilimUpdates/status/916706960896077825
- ↑ Shadowhunters Season 3 NYCC Trailer
- ↑ https://twitter.com/toddzer1/status/916147891340591105
- ↑ https://twitter.com/NephilimUpdates/status/916712222520479744
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ShadowhuntersTV/status/916713655001116672
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- ↑ http://tvline.com/2017/08/14/shadowhunters-finale-recap-lillith-arrives-jace-dies-season-3-spoilers/
- ↑ "#shadowhunters Season 3 writers room now in session!" Darren Swimmer on Twitter
- ↑ "Day 1!" Zoe Broad on Twitter
- ↑ "‘Shadowhunters’: Alisha Wainwright Upped To Regular For Season 3 – Comic-Con" - Deadline
- ↑ "@WainwrightAE is a series regular in Season 3! 🙌 #ShadowhuntersAtSDCC" Shadowhunters on Twitter
- ↑ Freeform Orders 10 More Episodes Of ‘Shadowhunters’ | Deadline
- ↑ "Just 20. The entire season will air 2018." Matt Hastings on Twitter
- ↑ In Production list at OMDC
- ↑ "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; #shadowhunterstv #ShadowhuntersSeason3" John Rakich on Twitter
- ↑ "Round 3, Angels... Are you ready? #ShadowhuntersSeason3" Katherine McNamara on Twitter
- ↑ "Back in the saddle again. #shadowhuntersseason3" Matt Hastings on Twitter
- ↑ "That's a wrap for your girl Fray on #ShadowhuntersSeason3 A!" Katherine McNamara on Twitter
- ↑ "On the wrap of production for Season 3A," Darren Swimmer on Twitter
- ↑ "Production on 3B begins Jan 22." Todd Slavkin on Twitter
- ↑ "Season 3B has officially begun!" Matt Hastings on Twitter