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Freeform's Hit Original Series SHADOWHUNTERS Wins GLAAD Media Award


Freeform's hit original series SHADOWHUNTERS was awarded the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series on Saturday evening. The award was given for the series portrayal of LGBTQ stories, including the "Malec" storyline in season one. The GLAAD Media Award was accepted on behalf of the show by actors Matthew Daddario and Harry Shum Jr. who portray "Alec Lightwood," a gay Shadowhunter, and "Magnus Bane," a bisexual warlock. "Shadowhunters" returns for their summer season on MONDAY, JUNE 5, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations for the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.

"Shadowhunters" returns for the second half of season two with SHADOWHUNTERS and Downworlders reeling from what happened at the New York Institute in the winter finale. As the rift between the two sides grows larger, the team and their Downworld friends and lovers are put in the middle of the dangerous divide. Torn between the Clave's rules and what they feel is right, Clary, Jace, Alec and Isabelle struggle to help forge a new beginning. Relationships will be tested, a new Shadowhunter named Sebastian will join the fray, and the Seelie Queen will step out of The Shadows in the summer season.

"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.

About FreeForm 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.

Photo credit: Freeform/John Medland

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