For those waiting for Shadow and Bone Season 2, the news is that the production team has officially wrapped up the filming for the next season. If you’re a lover of quality TV series, you were probably hooked on Shadow and Bone when it first aired on Netflix on April 23, 2021. The fantasy show based on two series of books set in the Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo was streamed by 55 million households during the first 28 days of its release and ended with a shocking cliffhanger.
We are all eagerly waiting for news about a Shadow and Bone season 2 release date, anxious to dive into the next chapter of the story. Set in 19th century Tsarist Russia, half of the population are known as Grisha, people with special abilities and elemental bending powers. Shadow and Bone’s story follows an orphaned girl Alina, who is revealed to be a prophesied Grisha known as the Sun Summoner.
The show’s first season was packed with action, drama, romance, mystical stags, and a dash of betrayal. Plenty of unanswered questions left fans on the edge of their seats, perfectly setting up the Netflix TV series for a second season.
If Witch Grisha is looking to bone up on the goings-on in the run-up to season 2 of Shadow and Bone, The Digital Fix has your back. We’ve gathered everything you need to know about the upcoming season, from release date and trailer info to plot details and cast lists. So dive in now, before it’s time for truth callers to tell us all what we already know: that magic exists and always will.
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Shadow and Bone Release Date Prediction
The release date for Shadow and Bone season 2 remains unconfirmed by Netflix. Though have no fear, the second season is still in production, according to a recent video announcement from the cast. On July 7th, the cast of characters stated that they were already working on season 2 but didn’t indicate when it would be released. We sure know that we’ll see them again in the Grishaverse at some point in the future.
Revealing back in August to Collider, the producer Shawn Levy stated that the script for Shadow and Bone season 2 is completed. Airing a year later, in April 2021, filming of Shadow and Bone season 1 started in October 2019 until March 2020. Thus, if production follows a similar pattern, fans can expect Shadow and Bone season 2 around late fall 2022 or early 2023. Luckily for everyone- filming of Season 2 has already begun (hooray), so here’s hoping our prediction does not stray too far off course.
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Shadow and Bone season 2 trailer speculation
The first season 2 trailer for Shadow and Bone is finally here, and it does not disappoint! The short teaser gives us a glimpse of the new adventures and faces we can expect in the upcoming season. The trailer was shared at the annual TUDUM 2022 event and plenty of other Netflix-related announcements. However, this is what Shadow and Bone fans were really looking for. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to an official release date announcement.
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Plot Speculation
Although we do not have an official synopsis from Netflix, we can make some well-informed predictions about Shadow and Bone season 2. In the last season, Alina’s collarbone absorbed mystical stag antlers, The Darkling expanded the Shadow Fold, and finally, Alina and Mal escaped Kirigan’s immortal clutches…for now.
By cross-referencing it with the novels Siege and Storm and Six of Crows, we can begin to predict what season 2 of Shadow and Bone could look like. In season 1, we saw Kaz, Ineji, and Jesper returning to Ketterdam. Nina followed them as she attempted to free Matthias from prison.
Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone season 1 closely followed the story from the first novel, so we can expect that Shadow and Bone season 2 will do the same with Storm and Siege, which is the second book in Leigh Bardugo’s trilogy.
Alina and Mal attempt to start a mundane life in Novyi Zem under assumed names to veil Alina’s identity as the Sun Summoner. Of course, (surprise) the Darkling is intent on finding them with his amplified strength from the increased size of the Shadow Fold. Before long, he locates and seizes them both.
Given that season one ended with the Darkling surviving and Mal and Alina on the run, Storm and Siege would appear to pick up where we last left off. However, as is often the case with adaptations, the TV series may deviate from its source material.
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New characters in Shadow and Bone season 2
There are at least two new characters in Shadow and Bone, season 2. Showrunner Eric Heisserer has teased that we will see Wylan Van Eck in the new season. Wylan is the missing Crow member we have been waiting for those who haven’t read the books. In Bardugo’s novels, he is the son of a wealthy merchant and a demolition expert – making him perfect for the gang’s future heists (and perhaps Matthias’ future prison break).
Let’s get ready for some romance in season two. Jack Wolfe has been cast as Wylan Hendriks (a different name from the books we know), so needless to say, expect some fun Jesper storylines this season.
Another character in the book Siege and Storm is Nikolai Lantsov, the second son of the King and Queen of Ravka. Recently Netflix revealed that Patrick Wolfe had been cast as the character – meaning that he will definitely be in the new season.
Shadow and Bone season 2 will see the character help Mal and Alina escape the Darkling and take them across the Shadow Fold to a steampunk-looking flying ship – which we are excited to see come to life.
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Cast Speculation
The primary cast from season one of Shadow and Bone is scheduled to return for the second season. This means Jessie Mei Li will continue her role as Alina, the Sun Summoner. Archie Renaux will play Mal again, and Ben Barnes is set to come back as General Kirigan, also known as the Darkling.
Here is the list of the Shadow and Bone season 2 cast:
- Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa
- Anna Leong Brophy as Tamar Kir-Battar
- Archie Renaux as Malyen ‘Mal’ Oretsov
- Ben Barnes as General Kirigan (the Darkling)
- Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar
- Danielle Gilligan as Nina Zenik
- Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker
- Jack Wolfe as Wylan Hendriks
- Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov
- Kit Young as Jesper Fahey
- Lewis Tan as Tolya Yul-Bataar
- Patrick Wolfe as Nikolai Lantsov
- Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya Nazyalensky
- Zoe Wanamaker as Baghra
We won’t know the entire cast of Shadow and Bone season 2 until Netflix makes more announcements.
Where Can I Stream Shadow And Bone Season 2?
The second season of Shadow and Bone will be released on Netflix. Remember that since it is an original series, it probably won’t be available on any other platforms. The first season was a Netflix exclusive, so the same is most likely true for the second season.
A Shadow and Bone season 2 release on Blu-ray and DVD is unlikely, and if it does happen, it will be much later after a season 1 release (which hasn’t been confirmed yet).
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