Netflix summons a second season for ‘Shadow and Bone’

More Than 55 Million Member Households Chose to Watch the Epic New Fantasy Series In Its First 28 Days. The series is Executive Produced by Eric Heisserer, Leigh Bardugo, Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment and Pouya Shahbazian.

Netflix’s critically-acclaimed fantasy series Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, has been renewed for a second season. 

More than 55 million member households chose to watch the epic new fantasy series in its first 28 Days. The series made the Top 10 list in 93 countries around the world and hit #1 in 79 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Spain, South Africa, and the U.S.

Following the series launch on Netflix, the Shadow and Bone trilogy and Six of Crows duology returned to bestseller lists worldwide and has spent over a month in the #1 spot on The New York Times Bestseller list.

Shadow and Bone season 2 will feature 8 all-new 1 hour episodes.  

“I’m honored and thrilled to return to the Grishaverse and continue the stories of these endearing characters, particularly Milo,” shares showrunner, writer and executive producer Eric Heisserer.

“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,” says author and executive producer Leigh Bardugo.

And finally, executive producer Shawn Levy of 21 Laps Entertainment shares, “My 21 Laps colleagues and I are thrilled that audiences around the world can continue to explore the Grishaverse and revel in the epic, unique storytelling of Shadow and Bone. The fun of our jobs as producers is the collaboration with creative partners who inspire us. Leigh Bardugo and Eric Heisserer are two such partners; together they have created a world and pantheon of characters that fans all over the globe have embraced. We can’t wait to take viewers on the wild ride that comes next…”

The series 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) are set to reprise their roles. Additional casting details to be shared at a later date.   

Shadow and Bone premiered on April 23, 2021 and is currently streaming worldwide, only on Netflix.


Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Bird Box)
Author and Executive Producer: Leigh Bardugo
Executive Producers: Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry for 21 Laps Entertainment (Arrival, Stranger Things) and Pouya Shahbazian for Loom Studios (The Divergent Series)
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Format: 8 x 1 Hour Episodes


Based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone 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.

Watch the first season of Shadow and Bone here:

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