Freeform is uniting two of its most popular shows – Shadowhunters and Stitchers – on one action-packed night.
Beginning with Shadowhunters’ summer preview and Stitchers’ third season premiere, the shows will air back-to-back on Mondays.
On Monday, June 5th, Shadowhunters (8/7C) finds the Downworlders picking up the pieces after Valentine’s bold move; meanwhile, on Stitchers (9/8C), the third season opens with a vital new stitch and Cameron trying to bring Kirsten back to the land of the real world.
FREEFORM UNITES FANKIND ON MONDAY NIGHTS WITH ‘SHADOWHUNTERS’ AND ‘STITCHERS’
Both Shows will also be Available to Watch via the Freeform App for Connected TV, Mobile Devices and Online Beginning June 5 at 8 p.m. EDT
This summer, Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, unites fankind with a Monday night programming block of back-to-back episodes of fan-favorite shows, “Shadowhunters” and “Stitchers.” The action-packed night will kick off on MONDAY, JUNE 5, with the summer premiere of “Shadowhunters” (8:00 – 9:01 p.m. EDT) and the season three premiere of “Stitchers” (9:01 – 10:02 p.m. EDT). Both episodes will also be available on the Freeform app and Freeform.com (same date and time).
In the “Shadowhunters” summer premiere, Shadowhunters and Downworlders are picking up the pieces after Valentine’s attack at the Institute. Downworlder numbers are down and the different packs and clans debate on what they must do to survive. With Valentine in custody, the Institute is on high alert, but Jace carries the heaviest burden of all due to his part in igniting the Soul Sword and the secret he is keeping from Clary. But Jace and the Shadowhunters don’t have much time to mourn as a greater demon is loose in Manhattan.
Watch a First-Look clip from the “Shadowhunters” premiere here.
Meanwhile, Izzy struggles on the road to recovery when she encounters Sebastian, a mysterious stranger, as Simon tries to understand his new Daylighter status.
Will Tudor guest stars in “Mea Maxima Culpa.” The episode is written by Michael Reisz and directed by Matt Hastings.
Watch a First-Look clip from the “Stitchers” premiere here.
“Stitchers” picks up from the dramatic cliffhanger finale where Kirsten Clark’s life lays in the balance as the Stitchers team works to bounce her back into the real world after she became trapped in a stitch attempting to find her mother. Fueled by his love for Kirsten, Cameron finds a way to bring her back to reality, but it could cost them their relationship. Meanwhile, the Stitchers lab is on lockdown, leaving an anxious Linus unable to check on his father’s condition after surgery. But, as the team prepares to be reassigned for breaking protocol, NSA Director Mitchell Blair (guest star John Billingsley, “Star Trek: Enterprise”) surprises everyone by demanding an emergency stitch that yields shocking new information.
C. Thomas Howell also guest stars in “Out of the Shadows.” The episode was written by Jeffrey Alan Schechter and directed by J. Miller Tobin.
Freeform has bolstered its commitment to genre programming with series like “Beyond,” the sci-fi drama, which has hit over 30 million total views; fantasy saga “Shadowhunters” which just won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series; “Stitchers,” whose lead character Kirsten was named one of “TV’s Top Women in STEM” by Nylon Magazine; and the upcoming mermaid drama “Siren,” starring Eline Powell and Alex Roe, which turns the beloved mythical creatures into apex predators, has already been called “amazing in every way you can think of” by TV Guide.
“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG, Michael Reisz, Matt Hastings, Mary Viola, Martin Moszkowicz and Robert Kulzer. The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway, and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.
“Stitchers” is executive produced by Jeffrey Alan Schechter (“Overruled!”), Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken. The series stars Emma Ishta as Kirsten Clark, Kyle Harris (“High Maintenance”) as Cameron Goodkin, Ritesh Rajan (“Jungle Book”) as Linus Ahluwalia, Salli Richardson-Whitfield (“Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) as Maggie Baptiste, Allison Scagliotti (“Warehouse 13”) as Camille Engelson, and Damon Dayoub (“NCIS”) as Detective Quincy Fisher.
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. The network delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan favorite movies and the holiday events “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.