Tuesday, Jan. 12 is a significant day. Not only is Shadowhunters premiering, but Freeform is launching its new channel and they have an entire day planned with the cast of Shadowhunters and Pretty Little Liars
and its fans via a virtual celebration throughout the day.
Planned events include a Social DNA Project with Twitter, a live stream of events via Periscope, a Vine booth, a BuzzFeed Facebook Live chat and a custom Pretty Little Liars Facebook icon, Instagram content and talent takeovers, and a Pretty Little Liars Snapchat filter.
Fans can participate via the social platforms or by going to FreeformLaunch.com.
Shadowhunters cast members will participate in a social media takeover, which includes Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Vine. Cast members Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Harry Shum Jr., and Isaiah Mustafa will all participate (see the schedule below).
On top of all of that, the Shadowhunters cast will be live tweeting the series premiere at 9pm EST. Twitter will give the casts special tools, including the Twitter Mirror, Twitter Challenger and Video Q&A to enhance the experience.
Here’s the schedule and details about the virtual celebration:
A Day-In-The-Life of Freeform Launch Day January 12
10:00 a.m. EST Emeraude Toubia takes over @ShadowhuntersTV on Instagram.
10:30 a.m. EST Katherine McNamara takes over @ShadowhuntersTV on Instagram.
11:00 a.m. EST Freeform Social DNA Project with Twitter begins.
Pancake artist Dancakes and muralist Carlos begin soliciting ideas for pancakes and art throughout the day.
1:00p.m. EST “Shadowhunters” stars Harry Shum Jr. and Matthew Daddario use Twitter Challenger and Vine booth.
1:30 p.m. EST “Pretty Little Liars” Keegan Allen Twitter Video Q&A and Vine Booth.
2:00 p.m. EST “Shadowhunters” stars Isaiah Mustafa and Maxim Roy answer questions on Instagram and Facebook.
3:00 p.m. EST Performance by POP Unplugged.
Buzzfeed Facebook Live chat with “Pretty Little Liars”.
4:00 p.m. EST Performance by POP Unplugged.
4:30 p.m. EST “Shadowhunters” stars Dominic Sherwood and Alberto Rosende take over @ShadowhuntersTV on Snapchat and use the Twitter Vine booth.
5:30 p.m. EST “Shadowhunters” stars Katherine McNamara and Emeraude Toubia host a Twitter Q&A and Vine booth.
6:30 p.m. EST Janel Parrish takes over @PLLTVseries on Twitter.
7:00 p.m. EST Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Ian Hardin, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse take over @PLLTVSeries for a Twitter video Q&A from Twitter HQ in New York City.
8:00 p.m. EST “Pretty Little Liars” cast live Tweets the premiere.
9:00 p.m. EST “Shadowhunters” cast live Tweets the premiere.
Here are details about the Freeform Social DNA Project:
The Freeform Social DNA Project with Twitter will take place on January 12 starting at 11:00 a.m. EST. Throughout the day, fans who tweet @FreeformTV using the hashtag #FreeformLaunch will receive a reply tweet that includes a unique piece of 3D digital art based on a sentiment analysis of their Twitter feed. Each piece of art is as similar and unique as a fingerprint or snowflake. Fans will then have the opportunity to enter an instant win sweepstakes* to receive one of 5000 prizes – a one-of-a-kind piece of 3D printed wearable art representing their Twitter personality, as shown below.
Shadowhunters premieres Tuesday at 9/8c on Freeform.