- Jordan Kyle will be introduced. His story will be told a little differently compared to the books. He may also be a bike messenger.
- The warlock Lorenzo Rey will be threatening Magnus's position as High Warlock.
- Asmodeus may be mentioned, featured, or discussed.
- Helen Blackthorn may be featured, but will not be in 3A.
- The beginning of the season is set to take place 2 hours 26 minutes and 31 seconds after Beside Still Water.
- The first half of the season will heavily feature City of Fallen Angels elements/events.
- Lilith will return and be a major villain this season.
- Edom will be featured again.
- Alicante/Idris will be revisited.
- There will be a new Consul, possibly Jia Penhallow.
- There will be a noteworthy Iron Sister involved.
- There will be more songs performed by Alberto Rosende as Simon.
- More teases from Todd: "Three acres, labor & delivery, a warlock party, Relief Corps, a pinball machine, that date, the cemetery of the disgraced, BZ..."
- Clary being an artist will be shown again.
- Jace and Clary are set to go on a "mundane" date.
- Like in the book City of Fallen Angels, Jace will be having nightmares and visions about putting Clary at risk after his resurrection.
- The consequences of wishing for Jace's resurrection will be revealed.
- Lilith will be coming for Jace for killing Jonathan.
- Clary may get her Rune Ceremony this season.
- Clary will pick her weapon of choice this season, and the particular weapon she chooses will be "a big deal moving forward".
- There will be a new rune.
- Alec being drunk is set to be shown.
- The mortality and immortality issue between Malec will be tackled.
- There is currently set to be a scene where the couple, or Alec, will cook, and Alec's cooking may be as bad as Isabelle's.
- 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 will deal with the ramifications of his decisions in 2B, particularly siding with the Seelie Queen.
- Magnus will be part of a new set on the show, an apothecary and a new study in his loft.
- Magnus's Indonesian roots will be on display.
- Magnus will share a laugh with Maryse.
- Magnus and Alec may have a training scene.
- Todd: "French toast, Julia Child, a very special box, a very special Spaniard, working together/loving together".
- Sandalwood shampoo, which is a nod to a Malec bit in City of Lost Souls, may also be featured for them this season.
- There will be a scene where Alec, after waking up at Magnus's place, will put on one of Magnus's shirts. The shirt is ill-fitting and too snug, and Magnus will magically alter the shirt to fit Alec.
- Izzy will be the new weapons master.
- She will be "building weapons", supporting her friends and battling demons, repairing jewelry (likely her necklace, see below), 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.
- Her necklace is set to be fixed this season.
- Izzy will once again save Simon.
- Izzy will further learn "to open up her heart", possibly with help from a special someone.
- Luke will get a potential love interest, and he may go on a date with Maryse Lightwood.
- Luke being a detective will be revisited, and there is a new set for the NYPD precinct this season.
- 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.
- Maryse Lightwood will have a fight scene.
- Todd's teases about Raphael Santiago: "Ultraviolet, Rosa oh Rosa, sweet Isabelle, the dawn's early light".
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||Expected Airdate||Episode|
|On Infernal Ground||Todd & Darren||Matt Hastings||March 20, 2018||3x01||34|
|The Powers That Be||Peter Binswanger||Peter DeLuise||2018||3x02||35|
|What Lies Beneath||Alex Schemmer||Amanda M. Row||2018||3x03||36|
|Thy Soul Instructed||Jamie Gorenberg||Emile Levisetti||2018||3x04||37|
|Stronger Than Heaven||Brian Millikin||Geoff Shotz||2018||3x05||38|
|A Window Into an Empty Room||Aisha Porter-Christie||Alexis O. Korycinski||2018||3x06||39|
|Salt in the Wound||Celeste Vasquez||Joshua Butler||2018||3x07||40|
|A Walk Into Darkness||Jamie Gorenberg||Ari Sandel||2018||3x08||41|
|Familia Onte Omnia||Taylor Mallory||Matt Hastings||2018||3x09||42|
|Erchomai||Bryan Q. Miller||Jeffrey Hunt||2018||3x10||43|
|Episode 3011 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x11||44|
|Episode 3012 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x12||45|
|Episode 3013 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x13||46|
|Episode 3014 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x14||47|
|Episode 3015 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x15||48|
|Episode 3016 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x16||49|
|Episode 3017 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x17||50|
|Episode 3018 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x18||51|
|Episode 3019 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x19||52|
|Episode 3020 TBA||TBA||TBA||2018||3x20||53|
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
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