Netflix's Shadow and Bone Release Date Announced

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January 27, 2021  01:50 PM

Netflix's live-action adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone book trilogy is coming later this year. The streaming giant previously announced that the Shadow and Bone TV series is coming in 2021, but didn't reveal the specific release date until now. 

On Wednesday morning, Netflix has revealed that the release date of the first season of Shadow and Bone TV series is April 23, 2021. 

Shadow and Bone Season 1 consists of eight, one-hour episodes, and they will all be released at the same time (the norm for most shows on Netflix). The first season will most likely be based on the first book of the Grisha trilogy originally published in 2012, Shadow and Bone

Netflix hasn't confirmed a second season yet, but due to the popularity of the book series, it's likely that the streaming giant will continue the live-action adaptation. 

Netflix recently revealed the first photos and posters for the Shadow and Bone adaptation. Author Leigh Bardugo and showrunner Eric Heisserer shared some insight into the world of Shadow and Bone to go along with the images. 

"Shadow and Bone takes place in a very different kind of fantasy world," Bardugo said. "Think Imperial Russia, not Medieval England, repeating rifles instead of broadswords. It's a story about the people who have been told how much they don't matter proving how much they do. And it's been incredible to see that story take shape on such an epic scale, the battles, the magic, but also the relationships between the characters. These photos give just a tiny hint at what's in store—a mapmaker with an extraordinary gift, the people who want to use her, the tracker who will do anything to protect her, and the team of thugs and thieves who are about to cause some very big trouble for everyone involved."

"These photos offer a glimpse into the expansive, textured world Leigh created in her books," Heisserer said. "We worked tirelessly to craft a lived-in feel for fictional lands like Ketterdam and Ravka, with invented languages, uniforms, currency, and artistic choices from set design to costuming. You're immersed in the Grishaverse when you read, and it's our hope that both new and existing fans have that same feeling when they watch the show. The series has an incredibly passionate fanbase and we can't wait for new people to discover the magic that is Shadow and Bone."

Here' the synopsis of Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone brings together the stories and characters of both Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, two overlapping series that take place in Bardugo’s Grishaverse. In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.

Shadow and Bone is set to premiere on Netflix on April 23, 2021. 

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