Last season on Shadowhunters, fans got to see a beautiful friendship grow between Clary Fray and Isabelle Lightwood. They bonded over their struggles, they leaned on each other during tough times, and they were always on each other’s side.
But things aren’t going to be smooth sailing for Clary and Isabelle’s friendship in season two.
“That bond might be broken between them,” Emeraude Toubia told us during a roundtable interview at NYCC. “We don’t know for how long or when, but it’s going to happen. It’s the first time you’re going to see Izzy and Clary kind of argue for the first time.”
But it sounds like both Clary and Izzy are going to be dealing with personal issues that are going to put a strain on their relationship.
“You’ve never seen them at odds,” Katherine McNamara continued. “You’ve always seen them on the same side in situations. You’ve always seen them on the same team, working together, and being the voices of reason among the other characters that sometimes make very rash choices. But this time they’re both going through their personal issues, and it forces them to make choices that put them on opposite sides.”
Watch the full interview below where McNamara and Toubia discuss Clary and Simon’s burgeoning relationship, Sizzy on the back burner for the time being, and more.
Shadowhunters season 2 premieres Monday, Jan. 2 at 8/7c on Freeform.
Stay tuned for more interviews from the Shadowhunters press room at NYCC!