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Shadow and Bone Renewed for Second Season!

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Darkness is Gathering

The Netflix series based on two series of books Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, written by Leigh Bardugo, became popular after the release of season one on April 23rd, 2021. The first season of Shadow and Bone consists of eight episodes, as will the second recently renewed season. Showrunner Eric Heisserer and Dagan Frikli, who is the series’ executive producer and writer, will assist with the upcoming new season. Writer Lee Bardugo was inspired by Tsarist Russia and created the Grishavers universe. Grisha are people endowed with abilities; they can control the air, calm people, or stop a person’s heart. In season one, the main character is an orphan girl named Alina who works as a cartographer in the second army, and her friend Mal, who is a tracker. They must cross the Shadow Fold, a large area of darkness inhabited by monsters called Volcras. Crossing the Shadow Fold is dangerous because flying creatures live there that are not subject to the Grisha and they can kill a person quickly, but there is a legend that only a Sun Summoner can destroy the Shadow Fold. When they crossed the Canyon, one of the Volcra attacked Mal and Alina tried to save him and suddenly a bright light appeared from her. After what happens, Alina is taken to a meeting with the Darkling who is the leader of the Grisha with great power and he conducts a test that reveals that Alina is a Sun Summoner.

New & Returning Cast

The entire main cast of Shadow and Bone will return in the new season. These involve Jessie Mei Li (Last Night in Soho) as Alina known as the Sun Caller, Archie Renaux (Catherine Called Birdy) playing Mal Oretsev, Ben Barnes (Seventh Son) as General Kirigan, better known as Darkling. In addition, the main cast of Crows will return, accompanied by Freddy Carter (Free Rein) playing the main leader Kaz “Dirtyhands” Brekker of the gang Dregs and the genius of the underworld, Amita Suman (Daughter) known as Inej Gafa who is a spy and a dexterous acrobat, kidnapper of the secrets, Christopher William Young (The School for Good and Evil) as Jesper Fahey sharpshooter and gang member. Also returning is Danielle Galligan (We Don’t Choose How) playing Grisha who was captured by the witch hunter or Drüskelle as they are called. Calahan Skogman (Catch) plays Drüskelle who hunts Grishes. Moreover, fans of the original books will be able to see the long-awaited introduction of new characters like Wylan, a young and kind character who is also an excellent bed runner, played by Jack Wolfe (Witcher). Another much-loved and highly anticipated character to appear in Shadow and Bone season two is the famous pirate Sturmhond, played by Paddy Gibson. He also plays a major role and appears in the book Siege and Storm, the sequel to Shadow and Bone. An additional two characters, Tolya (Lewis Tan) and Tamar (Anna Leong Brophy) will also make an appearance.

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What Will Season Two be About?

The end of the finale of season one left a lot of questions and many fans are trying to predict what will happen in the next season, but those who have read the books can guess what will happen next. The series is based on two series of books Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows that do not overlap. The action of the book Six of Crows takes place after the events of the Shadow and Bone, however it can be assumed that the new season will be a continuation of the books. The book Siege and Storm tells about the continuation of the adventures of Alina and Mal as they try to start a new life in a foreign country and hide. At that time, the Darkling becomes even more powerful and tries to hunt down Alina. The girl realizes that she will not be able to hide and that she needs to challenge and fight the Darkling. What seems to be a story about crows is not clear what kind of events will take place in the series. At the end of the last episode of Shadow and Bone season one, Kaz, Inej, and Jesper are arriving back in Ketterdam and Nina joins them to save Matthias, a witch hunter from prison. From this it can be assumed that fans will be able to see the brilliant game of the crows and how they will implement plans to break into the most secure prison and save Matthias. 

Everything Else Known

Release day of Shadow and Bone season two is March 16th, 2023 and will premiere on Netflix. There will be eight one-hour episodes. The official trailer has not been released yet, but Netflix has published a sneak peek on September 24th, 2022. Filming of the second season took place in Budapest, where the first season was also filmed. In addition, filming began in January and ended in May. Watching the sneak peek video shows actors from the first season and new faces which play new characters are also shown. The sneak peak is very short, only 54 seconds, and shows that the show will be very intense and filled with moments that fans and viewers will experience a different range of emotions and feelings. Also, the video shows the moment where the character Alina (Jessie Mei Li) talks to a tall guy, saying that she is a sun summoner. The fact that the video was released in September and has already gained 1.2M views leads to the fact that this show is going to be a success and many people are waiting for the show to be released. Probably those who have read the books and are familiar with the Grishavers universe can easily understand and unravel the new characters that are shown in the short video. 

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Shadow and Bone (2023) Official Netflix Sneak Peek

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