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Leaping Shadows
Genre Drama
Thriller
Mystery
Created by Kathleen Brien
Miriam Carson
Starring Kathleen Brien
Hector Flowers
Domingo Curtis
Rene Sullivan
Simon Davis
Caitlin Lee
Country of origin Freyhurst
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 0 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Kathleen Brien
Location(s) Valko, Freyhurst
Running time 60–62 min. (2015)
45–48 min. (2016–)
Broadcast
Original channel TRF
Chronology
Preceded by The Katy Show: Original Miniseries

Leaping Shadows is a Freyhurstian drama-thriller-mystery television series that is broadcast on TRF. The show is the continuation of the miniseries in The Katy Show Season 2B. During it's 7 episode-run on FTV, it was highly perceived from critiques and its viewers; leading to Brien announcing of a possible continuation. FTV later announced that this was no longer possible, due to the fact that The Katy Show is a reality. As a result, Brien contacted TRF with hopes to be able to get a television network for the series. The show was created by Katy B and Miriam Carson, who have written many episodes of the series.

Characters Edit

Actor Character Seasons
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Kathleen Brien Amy Suggs Main Recur Guest Main
Hector Flowers Paula Gardner Main
Rene Sullivan Jessie Price Main Guest
Caitlin Lee Linda Woods Main Guest Main Recur Main
Domingo Curtis Austin Suggs Recur Main Recur Main
Simon Hayes Jeff Fuller Recur Main Guest Guest
Dana Rodriguez Katherine Hodges Recur Main
Brittany Hall Violet Suggs Recur Guest Recur
Eileen Hodges Guest Main Guest Recur Main
Lauren Guzman Tasha Haynes Main Recur Guest Main
Joy Alexander Owen Gardner Recur Guest Recur Main
Hope Anderson Dianna Marsh Guest Recur Main

Series overview Edit

On 20 November 2015, after many talks with Brien, TRF officially ordered the first season of the show; stating that "at least 12 episodes will air", depending on ratings. All 12 episodes officially finished airing on 12 April 2016; without any renewal announcement, leading to cancellation allegations, which Brien denied. On 18 April 2016, TRF announced that there was no war with the cast, renewing the show for a second season; also adding another 8 episodes to the first season. Furthermore, the show was renewed for 3 seasons. As a result of the shocking 3-season renewal, TRF only made announcements regarding the episode count, which initially switched to 24 but returned to 20 later.

On June 1, 2019, TRF announced that the series was renewed for a 18-episode fifth season, slated to air November 2019. This announcement marked not only the latest time the series was renewed, but also the shortest season order, as a result of decreasing ratings. It was confirmed on June 8 that Katy B would return as the lead following the shocking events that took place in the finale.

On June 21, 2020, TRF announced prior to the broadcast of the season finale that the series would be renewed for two seasons consisting of 13 episodes. TRF stated that [they] were pushing for higher quality content to "keep up with ratings." On January 5, 2022, TRF announced that the series would be renewed for a eighth and final season, consisting of 14 episodes. They also added that 1 extra episode was requested by the producers to "create a fulfilling finale." The renewal came as a shock as fans thought that the 2-season renewal was considered "the final two seasons of the show." Following the series' end, TRF stated that the ratings still after 7 years were "quite impressive" and satisfactory enough to launch a spin-off. Katy B stated in September 2023 that [she] was not asked about returning to the [franchise] for a spin-off and signed on for a new sitcom instead.

After several hold-ups, commitments and such, TRF stated on January 2024 that "plans of a spin-off were halted and the franchise had ended." With the series enjoying some success via streaming, TRF announced that the series would return for a one-off season to celebrate ten years of the series, with "10 episodes representing the anniversary of the series." The season marked the least watched of the series and first watched by under 2 million viewers, and TRF reiterated that it "was just meant as a celebration of the series, not towards a backdoor pilot or return for the series."

Season Episodes Originally aired Viewers
(in millions)
First aired Last aired
1 20 February 4, 2016 August 26, 2016 3.28[1]
2 24 January 6, 2017 September 1, 2017 3.51[2]
3 20 October 13, 2017 June 2, 2018 3.17[3]
4 20 October 12, 2018 June 8, 2019 2.91[4]
5 18 November 8, 2019 June 21, 2020 3.14[5]
6 13 March 19, 2021 June 11, 2021 2.86[6]
7 13 March 18, 2022 June 3, 2022 2.55[7]
8 14 March 10, 2023 June 2, 2023 2.27[8]
9 10 October 1, 2025 February 4, 2026 1.82[9]

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