Netflix has that the series version of Shadow and Bone will be continuing as the streaming platform has renewed the drama for a season 2. Dependent on the first two books in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, the story centers on a cartographer who finds she has the magic ability to rally light, and the revelation of her abilities creates new tensions between a few nations. With the support of General Kirigan, a Grisha with the ability to control darkness, Alina must use her powers to destroy a region of impenetrable darkness that has stained the land for hundreds of years.
The ensemble roster for the Netflix drama comprises Jessie Mei Li, Archie Reneaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young, Ben Barnes, and Zoë Wanamaker. Development on the project was fast-tracked in Netflix after it acquired the rights to the novel series in ancient 2019, minding Bird Box scribe Eric Heisserer to create, write, showrun, and executive produce along with Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps Entertainment Banner, which has a first-look deal with the streaming platform. Shadow and Bone surfaced in April to rave reviews from audiences and critics, which appears to get translated into its viewership numbers as well.
Just over a month after the series’ debut on the platform, Netflix has published a movie announcement that Shadow and Bone has been renewed for season two. The statement sees a portion of the main cast sharing a new season is in the works to get the fantasy drama and thanking the fans for producing the initial time a hit. Check out the video statement below:
It shouldn’t surprise fans of this series that the streaming platform has chosen to greenlight a different chapter of the adaptation. With Nielsen streaming figures setting the show at 1.2 billion seeing minutes in just its second week on the service, the drama was a ratings hit for Netflix. Not to mention with Heisserer and Bardugo having allegedly discussed thoughts for a season 2 before this series’ premiere, fans were hopeful that these plans could come to fruition.
Now that the fantasy genre has a Game of Thrones-sized hole, studios are eager to attempt to capitalize on this lack, and Shadow and Bone, together with the adaptation of The Witcher, has appeared to be right in line with their objectives. Additionally, with Netflix no longer shelling out $200 million for Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy, the room has opened up in the funding for a grand project like Shadow. For individuals who have been unsure whether to provide the series a watch, now’s the greatest moment to get caught up before its return.