ByChristina Tenisha Small, writer at Creators.co
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Fans of all things #YoungAdult need look no further for their latest fix! Freeform's #Shadowhunters will return to our screens January 2nd 2017, and with that news comes a host of new information to fangirl and squeal over.

We'll start with the official synopsis for the season courtest of TV LINE.

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.

Secondly, in anticipation of Season 2, the folks over at TV Insider have some exclusive set pics and stills from the upcoming season, and they are ALL kinds of fabulous! Let's break them down.

Climon Look Startled

Image courtesy of TV Insider & Freeform
Image courtesy of TV Insider & Freeform

BFF's Simon and Clary look a little startled in this pic, and with Jace on the loose and on a destructive warpath with Valentine, it's no wonder this duo look so surprised!

Malec Look Fierce

Image courtesy of TV Insider & Freeform
Image courtesy of TV Insider & Freeform

Ladies and gents, we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you your daily dose of all things Malec! We've seen a hell of a lot of fabulous Magnus in Season 1, and it looks as though Season 2 will be giving us a whole lot more!

Is he working some Warlock magic, or just some 'Magnus-fierce-as-hell' magic? You can never really be sure where Magnus Bane is concerned, now, can you?

A Downworlder, and Three Shadowhunters Walk Into A Room...

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Image courtesy of TV Insider & Freeform

Jilted bride Lydia Branwell is no stranger to The Institute, and although we left last Season seeing her attacked for The Mortal Cup, she seems to be back and doing rather well in this new still from Season 2. She's got her game face back on as #Malec walk worlds away from each other, and none of the four look particularly happy. What terrible fate has befallen the Shadow World to give all four of the gang such weary expressions?

Encanto

Image courtesy of TV Insider & Freeform
Image courtesy of TV Insider & Freeform

Former Mundie Simon Lewis seems to be really getting the hang of this Vampire thing as he looks to be attemtpting some Vampy mind control in this still from Season 2. Will he be succesful? Find out when Shadowhunters premieres January 2nd!

You can check out the rest of the newly released stills via TV Insider and an exclusive scene feauturing Clary & Izzy below!

A Sizzling New Trailer

The Season 2 Shadowhunters Trailer is officially here!! And it's filled to bursting with Malec, Clace, a little torture and torment and a hell of a lot of intrigue, check it out!

SO MUCH AWESOME! If you'd like to, feel free to check out the trailer breakdown where I break up what we've seen and what we can expect for Season 2!

And as if that's not enough, you can check out this newly released scene featuring new head to The Institute, Aldertree!

And if that's STILL not enough, #TheVampireDiaries Paul Wesley, has a special message for Shadowhunters fans!

'The Vampire Diaries's Paul Wesley Will Be Directing An Episode!

Yes, Shadowhunters fans you heard that right! The Vampire Diaries' very own Stefan Salvatore will be directing an episode of our beloved Shadowhunters! If anyone knows Vampires, Warlocks and Werewolves it's Mystic Falls' Stefan Salvatore!

Be sure to stay tuned to the offical Shadowhunters FB Page as the cast hit up NYCC, and of course feel free to follow me on here and fangirl with me on Twitter and Tumblr as we lay in (non) patient anticipation of Season 2!

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