‘Shadow and Bone’ is heading to Netflix.
The streaming giant revealed the release date for the upcoming series ‘Shadow and Bone’ along with a cryptic teaser set in a snowy forest on Thursday (December 17).
The fantasy series is based on author Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Grishaverse novels. The new show combines two of Bardugo’s book series – the fantasy-adventure trilogy Shadow and Bone and the duology Six of Crows, which is set after the events of Shadow and Bone despite being set in the same world, per Collider.
According to Deadline, ‘Shadow and Bone’ is produced by 21 Laps Entertainment (Stranger Things) and stars Jessie Mei Li (as Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (as Malyen Oretsev), Kit Young (as Jesper Fahey), Amita Suman (as Inej), Freddy Carter (as Kaz Brekker), and Ben Barnes (as General Kirigan).
The Netflix series takes place in a war-torn world and revolves around Alina Starkov, a young orphan and soldier who discovers 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 learns 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, reports Collider.
Eric Heisserer serves as the showrunner, writer and executive producer on the forthcoming series, along with Lee Toland Krieger as the director. Leigh Bardugo is also an executive producer on the project.
‘Shadow and Bone’ will arrive on Netflix in April 2021.