Shadow & Bone Renewed For Season 2 At Netflix

Netflix has that the series adaptation of Shadow and Bone will be continuing as the streaming platform has renewed the drama for a season 2. Based on the first two books in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, the story centers on a cartographer who discovers she has the magical ability to summon light, and the revelation of her abilities creates new tensions between a few nations. With the help 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 includes Jessie Mei Li, Archie Reneaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young, Ben Barnes, and Zoë Wanamaker. Development on the project was fast-tracked at Netflix after it acquired the rights to the novel series in early 2019, attaching Bird Box scribe Eric Heisserer to create, write, showrun, and executive produce alongside Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps Entertainment Banner, which has a first-look deal with the streaming platform. Shadow and Bone debuted in April to rave reviews from critics and audiences, which seems to have translated to its viewership numbers as well.

Just over a month after the series’ debut on the platform, Netflix has released a video announcement that Shadow and Bone has been renewed for season 2. The announcement sees a portion of the main cast sharing that a new season is in the works for the fantasy drama and thanking the fans for making the first season a hit. Check out the video announcement below:

It shouldn’t surprise fans of the series that the streaming platform has elected to greenlight another chapter of the adaptation. With Nielsen streaming figures putting the series at 1.2 billion viewing minutes in just its second week on the service, the drama was a rating hit for Netflix. Not to mention with Heisserer and Bardugo having reportedly discussed thoughts for a season 2 ahead of the 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 try and capitalize on this absence, and Shadow and Bone, alongside the adaptation of The Witcher, has appeared to be right in line with their goals. Plus, with Netflix no longer shelling out $200 million for Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy, the room has opened up in the budget for an expansive project such as Shadow. For those who were unsure whether to give the series a watch, now is the ultimate time to get caught up before its return.

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