Earlier today, Freeform held a New York Comic Con panel for their hit series Shadowhunters, where a number of revelations were made. First up, the network debuted the first trailer for Shadowhunters Season 2, while announcing the Season 2 premiere will air on Monday, January 2. The network also released a brief description of the season premiere, which you can take a look at below.

In the January 2 premiere, the Shadow World is in upheaval as Valentine and The Circle continue to grow stronger by the minute, while our Shadowhunter team quickly becomes 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 way in a new world. Freeform also made the surprise announcement that The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley will direct an upcoming episode.

During the panel, a special video message was played from Paul Wesley, who announced that he is "beyond excited" to direct an episode of Shadowhunters Season 2. He also added that he's excited to work in a "completely new genre." It hasn't been announced which exact episode Paul Wesley will direct this season, or when he may start filming this episode.

Shadowhunters Season 2 will pick up where the dramatic season one finale left off, with Jace Wayland standing alongside Valentine and his friends fearing the worst. Clary, Alec and Isabelle will stop at nothing to bring their brother back, along with help from Luke, Magnus, Simon and a now awake Jocelyn. Season two will bring fans more demon fighting, more werewolves and vampires, and a lot more Malec.

Shadowhunters 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. Shadowhunters is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG and Matt Hastings. Take a look at the new Shadowhunters Season 2 trailer, along with the video shout-out from Paul Wesley.

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