Netflix has revealed the first teaser and set the April 2021 release date for its new fantasy series “Shadow And Bone.” The highly anticipated series is based on Leigh Bardugo’s NYT and USA Today bestselling Grishaverse books, Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows.
“Shadow And Bone” is set 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. The first season of the series will have 8 episodes.
Eric Heisserer (Bird Box, ARRIVAL) will adapt and serve as showrunner for the series, which 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. The series reunites Heisserer with 21 Laps (Stranger Things), who produced his Oscar-nominated film ARRIVAL. Pouya Shahbazian (the Divergent series) also serves as an executive producer.
The series stars Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), and Ben Barnes (General Kirigan).
“Shadow And Bone” season 1 wrapped up the filming in February 2020, but the post-production got delayed due to COVID.
The story takes place in a war-torn world where a 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.
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.
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