The Grishaverse is getting the Netflix treatment, with Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows ordered to series by the streaming giant.
Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling novels will be adapted by Bird Box writer Eric Heisserer into a single show that brings together the stories and characters of the overlapping series.
In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, the series follows a young soldier, who 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.
The project reunites Heisserer with 21 Laps (Stranger Things), who produced his Oscar-nominated film Arrival. Heisserer will serve as showrunner on the eight-episode series, with Bardugo on board as exec-producer. Pouya Shahbazian (the Divergent series) also serves as an EP.
With over 2.5 million copies sold in the English language alone, Bardugo’s Grishaverse books have been translated into 38 languages around the world and counting. A new installment of the Grishaverse, King of Scars, comes out later this month.