“Stitchers” fans, rejoice! The show is coming back for a third season.
The news was announced by the show’s stars Emma Ishta (Kirsten) and Kyle Harris (Cameron) during a Facebook Live Q&A. The two said the sci-fi show will return with 10 episodes.
Freeform’s Karey Burke, executive vice president for programming and development, also spoke about the renewal, saying: “‘Stitchers’ passionate fan base has been vocal about wanting to see more of this show, and we listened. ‘Stitchers’ has proven itself a consistently strong performer, and we’re proud of the fact that it celebrates #smartgirls everywhere.”
The show’s fans are indeed passionate about it. Prior to the announcement, a petition for the show’s renewal was set up and participated in by fans. The petition surpassed its goal to get 5,000 signatures by 205%.
The series also fared really well ratings-wise, according to Deadline. The show is reportedly Freeform’s second best-rating series in the 18-49 demographic, following “Shadowhunters.” It also reportedly comes in third when it comes to multi-platform series.
Fans are ecstatic to hear about the news and have taken to Twitter to share their joy. Below are some of the reactions.
The Fandom deserves a huge applause for the hard work and Freeform couldnt have congratulated them in a better way then renewing #Stitchers.
— Tyler (@Tj09parker) October 6, 2016
— Maria Elizabeth (@Ellie_McCray_) October 6, 2016
— Sarah Davenport (@SCDavenport) October 6, 2016
.@StitchersTV was renewed! I'm so freaking excited!!!
— Emily Davis (@eheinlen) October 7, 2016
stitchers finally got renewed for season three god bless
— kj (@troiansreid) October 7, 2016
— ~Heather~ (@xoheatherkw) October 7, 2016
The show follows the story of Kirsten, who works at a secret government organization where people "stitch" their minds to recently deceased people in order to solve their murders and obtain other important information.
A premiere date for “Stitchers” Season 3 has yet to be announced.