‘Shadowhunters’ Season 2 Air Date, Cast, Spoilers, News & Update: Darker & Emotionally Messy Season Up Ahead! Plot Details, Predictions & Theories

By Mark Jason Alcala , Updated Dec 14, 2016 07:58 AM EST

With the "Shadowhunters" Season 2 release date just weeks away, more details have surfaced about the second season of the young adult fantasy series. Showrunners teased a darker season ahead, both figuratively and literally while a recently released trailer suggests where the show could be heading with the arrival of "Shadowhunters" Season 2 episode 1 this January.

A Darker 'Shadowhunters' Season 2

It has been known for some time that when the "Shadowhunters" Season 2 release date finally arrives, it will be dealing with a darker plot. This is understandable and is to be expected since the material of the second season will be progressing further into the storyline of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments novel series.

But what fans could also expect in the coming season is that starting with "Shadowhunters" Season 2 episode 1, the series will be darker visually as well. In an Entertainment Weekly interview, new showrunners Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin revealed the second season will have a darker look.

Aside from the visually darker look fans may expect with the arrival of the "Shadowhunters" Season 2 premiere, the new showrunners hint that the second season will focus more on the emotional content and relationship side of things. While there will always be stunning physical action sequels, the upcoming season will likewise be bringing forth all the emotional complications that relationships bring, the longings and yearning as well as the unavoidable love triangles.

Jace's Departure Causes Trouble In 'Shadowhunters' Season 2 Trailer

Meanwhile, a recently released "Shadowhunters" Season 2 trailer reveals the impact and repercussions of Jace's alliance with Valentine. The Institute is in a lockdown with the arrival of Victor Aldertree which will hamper the efforts of the team to reach Jace. Furthermore, the topic of Jace's loyalty is a touchy subject, as it will pit the team members against each other.

"Shadowhunters" Season 2 air date is already slated this coming January 2, 2017 on the 8 p.m. slot on Freeform. Be sure to follow GamenGuide for the latest updates on the series.


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