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The Grishaverse is expanding as the books of Leigh Bardugo are coming to life with its live-action series adaptation on Netflix following Alina Starkov as she faces the Darkling. She returns in Shadow and Bone Season 2! Check out everything you need to know about the show's arrival!
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Marks The Return of the Grishaverse on Netflix!
On April 23, 2021, Netflix released its new fantasy series, Shadow and Bone, which was adapted from Leigh Bardugo's trilogy of the same title and her Six of Crows duology. With the Grishaverse immediately picking up interest, Netflix renewed Shadow and Bone for Season 2 on June 7, 2021!
Shadow and Bone follows the story of Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), a cartographer who finds out that she has sun-summoning powers, what once was a myth that they thought wasn't real is finally in front of them. This gift makes her a member of a magical community of people called the Grisha.
Alina's powers can obliterate the Shadow Fold, a malevolent force filled with monsters called volcra that divides her country in half. General Aleksander Kirigan (Ben Barnes), the leader of the Second Army, is interested in Alina's powers.
The story of Alina and her journey to being a Grisha while dealing with the Shadow Fold has captivated many fans and as she returns for Shadow and Bone Season 2, check out everything you need to know here!
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Release Date: When Will The Series Arrive on Netflix?
As expected, Netflix already renewed Shadow and Bone for a second season back in June 2021, and the streaming giant has already revealed that Shadow and Bone Season 2 is slated for release on March 16, 2023!
Filming already wrapped for Season 2. Executive producer Josh Barry shared a post on Instagram about going to Bulgaria, where the show films.
In January 2022, it was confirmed that Shadow and Bone started filming its second season. The update comes from actor David Wurawa, who plays the character Edyck on the Netflix fantasy series, and he shared the news on his Instagram stories, announcing that shooting had officially started.
What Is The Plot of Shadow and Bone Season 2?
The Grishaverse’s Shadow and Bone made its way on Netflix and with a first season successful, enough to build their own fan base, people now follow those with magical abilities called a “Grisha” and for one orphan who became a cartographer, her life changed when her powers came into existence.
The myths include the Sun Summoner, the only one who could counter the lingering darkness of the Fold, a vast dark cloud encompassing through the countries and separating them, with dangerous monsters inside. As it turns out, The Darkling is General Kirigan!
There's a lot of plot developments that would occur in the second season, but one major story element is that General Kirigan doesn't die, and he becomes more powerful. It's likely that Kirigan will still be the primary antagonist in Season 2.
The official description for Siege and Storm, the second book in the Shadow and Bone trilogy reads: "To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice–and only she can face the oncoming storm."
Shadow and Bone Season 2 official synopsis reads as follows:
"A beacon of hope to some and a suspected traitor to others, Alina is determined to bring down the Shadow Fold and save Ravka from ruin. But this time, General Kirigan is backed by a terrifying new army of seemingly indestructible shadow monsters and fearsome new Grisha recruits."
The Grishaverse will now introduce new characters from the book of Leigh Bardugo. As General Kirigan survived and following the reveal that he was the one who caused the Shadow Fold, being an age-old villain hiding in plain sight, Alina must now figure out how to eradicate the darkness once and for all.
With the help of some friends, Alina is expected to continue proving that she is legend incarnate, the savior that everyone has been waiting for throughout the years. Whether Aline would be able to fulfill the myths about her being the sun summoner is still a question left unanswered.
Who Are The Cast of Shadow and Bone Season 2?
The light and darkness will collide with Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov, the sun summoner and Ben Barnes as General Kirigan, the Darkling as they return for their roles in Shadow and Bone Season 2.
Joining them are Archie Renaux as Mal Oretsov, Danielle Gilligan as Nina Zenik, Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa, Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker, Kit Young as Jesper Fahey, Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar, Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya Nazyalensk, and Julian Kostov as Fedyor.
New cast members include Patrick Gibson as Nikolai Lantsov, Jack Wolfe as Wylan Hendriks, Anna Leong Brophy as Tamar Kir-Battar, and Lewis Tan as Tolya Yul-Battar.
Is There A Trailer For Shadow and Bone Season 2?
In late September 2022, Netflix dropped a new Shadow and Bone Season 2 teaser and a new cast and costume teaser has been revealed as well.
Patrick Gibson, Jack Wolfe, Anna Leong Brophy, and Lewis Tan personally introduced their characters on Shadow and Bone Season 2 during Netflix TUDUM as Nikolai Lantsov, Wylan Hendriks, Tamar Kir-Battar, and Tolya Yul-Battar respectively.
Finally, the official Shadow and Bone Season 2 trailer has been unveiled by Netflix a few weeks before its release. Check out the trailer below:
Stay tuned for more updates on Shadow and Bone Season 2 here on Netflix!