Netflix renews Shadow and Bone for Season 2
James R | On 07, Jun 2021
Netflix has renewed Shadow and Bone for a second season.
The series, based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide best-selling Grishaverse novels, finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.
Starring Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), Ben Barnes (General Kirigan), Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik) and Calahan Skogman (Matthias Helvar), the show premiered on Netflix in April.
In its first 28 days on the service, more than 55 million households chose to watch the show. The series made the 10 most-watched list in 93 countries around the world and reached the number one spot in 79 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Spain, South Africa and the USA.
Now, Netflix has officially greenlit a second chapter, with all the main cast reprising their roles and the programme once again exec-produced by Eric Heisserer, Leigh Bardugo, Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment and Pouya Shahbazian. Season 2 will comprise eight new one-hour episodes.
Heisserer said: “I’m honored and thrilled to return to the Grishaverse and continue the stories of these endearing characters, particularly Milo.”
Bardugo added: “I’ve been writing in the Grishaverse for nearly ten years now, so I’m thrilled we get to keep this adventure going. There are so many places we’ve barely gotten to visit and I can’t wait to introduce our audience to more of the saints, soldiers, thugs, thieves, princes, and privateers who make this world so much fun to explore. It’s going to be real magic to see our brilliant, talented cast expand.”
The news was announced at Netflix’s Geeked Week, an online fan event featuring first looks and other news relating to Netflix’s genre programming.