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‘Shadow & Bone’ renewed for season 2

By Kara Santos Published Jun 08, 2021 1:37 pm

The power of the Grishaverse has summoned another season.

Shadow and Bone, the dark fantasy series based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Grishaverse novels, is officially returning for a second season on Netflix.

Netflix kicked off Day 1 of Geeked Week on Monday (June 7) with the exciting renewal announcement

The streaming giant has reportedly ordered eight one-hour episodes for Season 2 of the series, which comes from writer Eric Heisserer (Bird Box) and Stranger Things EP Shawn Levy and 21 Laps Entertainment.

The renewal follows strong viewership numbers for the first season, which was watched by more than 55 million member households in its first 28 days. As reported by Deadline, the series made the Top 10 list in 93 countries around the world and hit No. 1 in 79 countries including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Spain, South Africa, and the US

Series stars 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) will all be reprising their roles in the second season. Additional casting details will be revealed at a later date.

“I’ve been writing in the Grishaverse for nearly 10 years now, so I’m thrilled we get to keep this adventure going,” said Bardugo, who also serves as an executive producer for the Netflix series.

“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.”

With over 2.5 million copies sold in the English language alone, Bardugo’s Grishaverse books have been translated into 38 languages around the world to date. 

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 at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Check out the renewal announcement from the stars themselves.

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

(Images via Netflix)