Shadow And Bone is an upcoming fantasy streaming television series developed by Eric Heisserer (of 2016’s Arrival fame) and 21 Laps Entertainment for Netflix. It is based on the Grisha fantasy trilogy, Shadow And Bone and the Six Of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo.
This could ultimately turn out to be Netflix’s own The Lord Of The Rings.
The synopsis reads:
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.
It stars the following:
- Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov)
- Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev)
- Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker)
- Amita Suman (Inej)
- Kit Young (Jesper Fahey)
- Ben Barnes (General Kirigan)
- Sujaya Dasgupta (Zoya Nazyalensky)
- Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik)
- Daisy Head (Genya Safin)
- Simon Sears (Ivan)
- Calahan Skogman (Matthias Helvar)
- Zoë Wanamaker (Baghra)
- Kevin Eldon (The Apparat)
- Julian Kostov (Fedyor)
- Luke Pasqualino (David)
- Jasmine Blackborow (Marie)
- Gabrielle Brooks (Nadia)
Shadow And Bone premieres on 23 April 2021 (and it’s part of our Netflix April 2021 highlights as well). In the meantime, check out the epic new trailer below: