Freeform United 'Fankind' on Monday Nights with SHADOWHUNTERS & STITCHERS
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).Watch a First-Look clip from the "Shadowhunters" premiere here. 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.
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. Photo credit: Freeform/John Medland