My name is Clary, and I'm a Shadowhunter—born to protect mankind from demons, a never-ending battle against evil. But I know who I can count on: Simon, my oldest friend, a vampire; Magnus, a warlock from Brooklyn; Luke, a werewolf pack leader and New York City cop; and Jace, Izzy, and Alec—three of the bravest Shadowhunters alive. Alone, we're strong. Together, we are unstoppable.

Clary Fairchild, 2B intro

The second season of Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments was officially announced on March 14, 2016.[1] It premiered on January 2, 2017, and its 20-episode run ended on August 14, 2017.



The second season of Shadowhunters returns with the Shadow World in upheaval with Valentine and the Circle continuing to grow stronger by the minute and our gang quickly becoming disillusioned with the Clave and their reaction to the recent events. Loyalties will be tested, unlikely bonds will be made, and relationships will be pushed to the limit as the Shadowhunters and their Downworlder friends make their own way in a new world.


Shadowhunters returns for the second half of Season 2 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.

Cast and characters

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Recurring characters:

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Image Title Written by Directed by Original Airdate Episode
TMI201promo Gang02.jpg This Guilty Blood Michael Reisz Matt Hastings January 2, 2017 2x01 14
The Shadow World in upheaval as Valentine and the Circle continue to grow stronger, while our Shadowhunter team quickly becomes disillusioned with the Clave.
TMI202promo Aldertree & Simon 02.jpg A Door Into the Dark Y. Shireen Razack Andy Wolk January 9, 2017 2x02 15
Clary struggles to find where she belongs, while Simon seeks Magnus' help.
TMI203promo Jace & Maia 01.jpg Parabatai Lost Peter Binswanger Gregory Smith January 16, 2017 2x03 16
Everyone is on the hunt for Jace, but all for their own reasons. Meanwhile, Jace tries to find a way to save Alec from danger.
TMI204promo Clace01.jpg Day of Wrath Jamie Gorenberg Joe Lazarov January 23, 2017 2x04 17
No one is safe when the Shadowhunters come up against a new kind of demon.
TMI205promo Simon & Elaine 01.jpg Dust and Shadows Zac Hug Salli Richardson January 30, 2017 2x05 18
Clary takes desperate actions after the attack on the Institute.
TMI206promo Clary, Isabelle, and Iron Sisters 03.jpg Iron Sisters Allison Rymer Mike Rohl February 6, 2017 2x06 19
Clary and Isabelle make a trip to the elusive Iron Sisters to find out more about Valentine's plans for the Soul Sword.[2]
TMI207promo Luke, Clary, Cleo 03.jpg How Are Thou Fallen Hollie Overton Ben Bray February 13, 2017 2x07 20
Clary and Luke question whether they can trust Luke's sister Cleo to lead them to Valentine.[2]
TMI208promo Malec, Maryse & Max 02.jpg Love is a Devil Y. Shireen Razack Catriona McKenzie February 20, 2017 2x08 21
Alec and Magnus offer to host a celebration in honor of Max's first rune.[2]
TMI209promo Malec & Clace 02.jpg Bound By Blood Peter Binswanger Matt Hastings February 27, 2017 2x09 22
Clary is sidelined by Iris' blood oath while the Downworld begins to fall apart.[2]
TMI210promo Magnus, Clary, & Jace 03.jpg By the Light of Dawn Todd & Darren Joshua Butler March 6, 2017 2x10 23
The New York Institute is under attack, while some of the Downworlders have their own plan to stop Valentine and their target is Clary.
TMI211promo Valentine visit 04.jpg Mea Maxima Culpa Michael Reisz Matt Hastings June 5, 2017 2x11 24
Everyone is dealing with the aftermath of the Soul Sword attack at the Institute.
TMI212promo Magnus v Valentine 02.jpg You Are Not Your Own Jamie Gorenberg Bille Woodruff June 12, 2017 2x12 25
As Valentine and Magnus try to escape the prison, Jace deals with a new identity.
TMI213promo Maia, Jace, & Kaelie 01.jpg Those of Demon Blood Zac Hug Michael Goi June 19, 2017 2x13 26
After several Shadowhunters are killed, the Institute takes controversial methods to avoid a revolt of the Downworlds.
TMI214promo Alec welcomes Magnus01.jpg The Fair Folk Taylor Mallory Chris Grismer June 26, 2017 2x14 27
Alec has big plans to mend fences with the Downworlders, while Jace and Clary are summoned by the Seelie Queen.
TMI215promo Malec09.jpg A Problem of Memory Allison Rymer Peter DeLuise July 10, 2017 2x15 28
Simon goes down a dark path while Alec and team prepares to transport Valentine.
TMI216promo Clace02.jpg Day of Atonement Peter Binswanger Paul Wesley July 17, 2017 2x16 29
Jace and Clary go on an unsanctioned mission, while Maia helps Simon out at a Yom Kippur family dinner.
TMI217promo Max & Simon 01.jpg A Dark Reflection Hollie Overton Jeffrey Hunt July 24, 2017 2x17 30
Clary struggles with the idea that her brother Jonathan is pure evil when it appears he is hunting down the mortal mirror for Valentine's use.
TMI218promo Magnus & Luke Queen audience 01.jpg Awake, Arise, or be Forever Fallen Jamie Gorenberg Amanda Row July 31, 2017 2x18 31
The Shadowhunters are closing in on Jonathan as Magnus is forced to make a tough decision.
TMI219promo Graveyard 03 Valentine & Jonathan 03.jpg Hail and Farewell Bryan Q. Miller Matt Hastings August 7, 2017 2x19 32
With Valentine and Sebastian on the loose, the Downworlders come together to make a surprising choice.
TMI220promo Clace01.jpg Beside Still Water Todd & Darren Matt Hastings August 14, 2017 2x20 33
Jace and Clary rush to make a final stand; Alec and Izzy must fight off a large mass of demons, and Luke and Simon deal with some unfinished business with the Queen.


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The renewal for the season was announced on March 14, 2016, during a Facebook Q&A with the main cast, executive producer McG, and former showrunner Ed Decter.[1]

Shortly before production began, Ed Decter "left" the series, supposedly over creative differences.[3][4] He was then replaced by Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer as the new showrunners and executive producers.[5] Some other parts of the production team, such as writers, crew members, and producers, also left.[4][6]

Several changes were made behind the scenes prior to the production of the season. Various creative decisions were made, in coordination with the new vision for the show's expanded look. Along with the aforementioned new showrunners are some crew changes: Folks VFX was brought on as the new visual effects team, and the new stunt coordinator was brought on to make the fight scenes take on more of a martial arts approach. Even some of the props were redesigned, including the swords; some blades which now have runes glowing on their surface. The new team hoped to make the show visually stronger—less colorful and bright, but darker with more powerful action and better visual effects; the Portal design is new, as well as the warlock magic, Magnus's cat eyes, the supernatural speed, particularly of the vampires,[7][8] the normal rune color was also changed from red (of the first season) to black (its standard color in the books),[9] and even parts of the set have been revamped by the new production designer; the actors were also encouraged "into uncomfortable places" and "to dig down deep" for this season's scenes. The EP Matt Hastings (who, due to McG's busy scheduling, is the production director now regularly on set[10][11][4]) also brought on new directors and cinematographers for this season in their efforts to change the look and make the show more cinematic, to give the show more scope and more depth. It is also set to "focus a little bit more on [the] core people," building on their characterization and integrating some more elements and the tone from the books.[7]

Filming began on August 8, 2016,[12] took a break in November, continued in January 23,[13][14] and is expected to end by May 2017.[15][16][17] The show premiered on January 2, 2017; divided into two parts, the season went on a winter break after its mid-season finale on March 6, and will return for the second half on June 5, 2017.


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