Fantasy-based series has been quite popular in the last decade. For example, Game of Thrones has dominated the film industry so much that filmmakers have been caught by the gravity of this field. As a result, more producers followed the line, and it ended up that we see a witcher guy holding a sword and slaying monsters in front of cameras. Honestly, this competition is for viewers’ favor. It allows us to discover and explore different kinds of glorified universes. In this article, we will embark on an adventure with one of the universes, Shadow and Bone. One of the new productions in this direction was Shadow and Bone, which won the appreciation of the audience. Shadow and Bone is a streaming-television series whose genre is about fantasy, drama, and mystery. The developer of the series is Eric Heisserer, and it has been released on the prestigious platform Netflix. The scenario is derived from the books named: Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows (both books are in the Grishaverse) by the author Leigh Bardugo. All eight episodes of the series, including different famous actors from different countries, have been released on Netflix on April 23, 2021. Jessie Mei Li stars as Alina Starkov, Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev, and Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker in the series, which adapts an original story that is based on Shadow and Bone and Crows. Other actors in the series are Amita Suma, Kit Young, Ben Barnes, Sujaya Dasgupta, Danielle Galligan Calahan Skogman.
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Shadow and Bone Plotline
The story starts with Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), who is an orphan lady working as a mapmaker in Ravka’s First Army. One day, it is revealed that she is a Grisha. Grishas are known for their ability the manipulate matters. Therefore, as a Grisha, she is capable of summoning sunlight. Once this information has been discovered, it causes tensions to begin to rise between the Ravka, Shu Han, and Fjerda nations. While grappling with monsters and attempts of a thief group named Crew to kidnap her, she is also the only hope left to fight the Shadow Fold, which caused the separation of East and West Ravka. If you want to know more about the universe of Shadow and Bone and build more upon it, there is a specialized official website by Netflix just for only the Shadow and Bone.
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Release Date; Leaks And Rumors
So, everybody has the same thought inside their head. That is, will there be a second season for this beautiful series? The answer is YES! There will be a second season for the Shadow and Bone, and it was officially announced by a pure and heartwarming YouTube video, which is at the end of the article! In the video, the cast is seen while summoning the sunlight! And Ben Barnes spoils that the viewers and the cast will meet in the second season! However, although there is a green light for the upcoming season, there hasn’t been any official release date. The first season was announced on January 10, 2019, and It took more than two years to come to the screens and make the viewers’ eyes shining. So, presumably, there is at least a year that we have to wait for new journeys of Alina.
What are the rumors and leaks that reach the ears about the fantastic series? Well, Heisser leaks a new character who will be introduced in the second season, which is Wylan. Wylan Van Eck is one of the protagonists of Six of Crows Duology, and he is 100% wanted to be added to the series by Eric. Another plan is for the series will melt the romantic hearts as Aros’s arrow because there are some plans to add kissing moments between Mal and Alina. Heisser explains to the TvLine that there is a possibility of a kissing scene if the atmosphere lets them do so. The producers have done a great job introducing Shadow and Bone, and it looks like the series is making a name for itself in the industry.
Shadow and Bone Season 2: Plotline, Cast
The faithful adaptation of season one has had a great impact on the viewers. Besides, there are tons of resource materials and characters left that can be used for future seasons. Furthermore, it is known that the project has a three-season plan. So, it’s an object of curiosity for everyone what might happen in the second season. What can be expected from season two?
We know that Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Calahan Skogman, Danielle Galliga, Amita Suman, Freddy Carter, Kit Young, and Archie Renaux will be most likely all starring their roles in the second season. Although General Kirigan (Ben Barnes) is left behind for his death, it can be said that he will return in season two as a stronger foe. Besides, it would not be surprising if there will be new additions to the cast since the story will most likely deepen into novel aspects of the universe and various characters with unique abilities. Eric Heisserer, the showrunner, foreshadowed during a speech that the general will make the fight warmer for Alina and her friends as he will make new allies. These allies are known as Nichevo’ya, and they are kind of opponents that Alina might be out of her league.
Another new character who could appear in the second season is Nikolai Lantsov, the former king of Ravka. Leigh Bardugo, the author of the book, said in an interview with Elle that she has the deepest desire to see the king’s appearance in the second season. Bardugo also says that she liked to create such a fictional character that the character itself deserved his own duology. Her thoughts about the king are that she urges to see a chaotic prince like him to be brought to the screen, and she thinks it would be pretty fun for both the audience and the show itself.
While dealing with new foes, we will witness Alina’s story as she moves on to new lands without getting caught by General Kirigan. The story for season two most probably will be derived from the trilogy’s second book, Siege and Storm.