Ed Decter, the man who helmed Shadowhunters‘ freshman season on Freeform, has left the show.
Decter developed Cassandra Clare’s bestselling urban fantasy/paranormal novels, The Mortal Instruments, into a relatively successful debut run. The show was renewed for a second season in March. A new showrunner has not been announced.
Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva reported that “Decter departed a few days ago and was not present at the first table read for Shadowhunters‘ second season. I hear the departure was over creative differences, and the new showrunner(s) are expected to tweak the series’ creative direction for Season 2.”
The good news is that production on Season 2 will not be hindered by Decter’s departure.
Last week, Shadowhunters won a Teen Choice Award for breakout TV series. And Matthew Daddario, who plays Alec Lightwood, won for breakout TV star.SuperFable