Shadow and Bone Season 2: Everything you need to know

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Find out all the latest updates on Shadow and Bone Season 2.

Based upon the titular book series that is a part of the Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone premiered on Netflix on April 23, 2021. The moment Shadow and Bone hit the Netflix library, it observed an exponential graph, ranking as the 8th most-watched English TV show of all time. Not only that, but it also hit the #1 spot in 79 countries, according to Netflix.

When a show or a movie receives much critical acclaim, it would be a wonder if it’s not renewed for a second season or a sequel. However, Netflix did not give much time for its viewers to wonder because Shadow and Bone were renewed for a second season just within two months of season one’s release.

Here’s a comprehensive article constituting the details regarding Shadow and Bone season 2.

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When was Shadow and Bone officially renewed for a second season?

As mentioned previously, Shadow and Bone were officially renewed for a second season just within two months of season one’s premiere, which is on June 7, 2021. The renewal was announced during Netflix’s 2021 Geeked Week, alongside a video that featured the show’s cast. Shawn Levy, the executive producer of the show, said during the renewal announcement:

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 “My 21 Laps colleagues and I are thrilled that audiences around the world can continue to explore the Grishaverse and revel in the epic, unique storytelling of Shadow and Bone.

The fun of our jobs as producers is the collaboration with creative partners who inspire us.

Leigh Bardugo and Eric Heisserer are two such partners; together, they have created a world and pantheon of characters that fans all over the globe have embraced. We can’t wait to take viewers on the wild ride that comes next…”

What can we expect from Shadow and Bone Season 2?

*Spoiler Alert*

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In the season 1 finale, we see the interminable deaths on screen, with Kirigan using Alina’s growing powers for the formation of a new tunnel of light. Consequently, another big fight ensues, dividing the world into two extremes. Ben Barnes mentioned something about his character development in season 2 with the discovery of newfound power. He said:

 “He’s someone who has had an army and has been in charge of this medieval hierarchy, someone who’s revered and feared. But he’s even more alone now – with a handful of vendettas and an amassed group of people trying to kill him.

He’s sort of all-powerful now. He just has to think of something dark, and it will happen. So it’ll be interesting to see which characters we find him interacting with going forward.”

In a conversation with DigitalSpy, actress Jessie Mei Li said,  “Alina goes from being a scared, little pup who can’t look at anyone in the eye, to suddenly having this sense of gravity to her. We feel that she’s grown a lot, and she’s really strong. But she’s still got a long way to go, which is a really nice place to leave her. We know where she’s going now, and where she’s got to go.”

Be that as it may, here’s the official synopsis of the second book:

 “The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her—or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.”

Who are the cast members of Shadow and Bone Season 2?

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The following list of cast members is confirmed to return for season 2 of Shadow and Bone:

  • Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov
  • Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev
  • Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker
  • Amita Suman as Inej
  • Kit Young as Jesper Fahey
  • Ben Barnes as General Kirigan
  • Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar
  • Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik
  • Daisy Head as Genya Safin

From the above-mentioned list of cast members, Calahan Skogman, Danielle Galligan, and Daisy Head are promoted to be series regulars for Shadow and Bone season 2.

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In addition to the above-mentioned list, below includes all the cast members who will be joining the team of Shadow and Bone season 2:

  • Patrick Gibson as Nikolai Lantsov
  • Anna Leong Brophy as Tamar Kir-Bataar
  • Lewis Tan as Tolya Yul-Bataar 
  • Jack Wolfe as Wylan Hendriks
  • Janet Kumah will play Keme
  • Joanna McGibbon will play Nadya 
  • Rachel Redford playing Fruszi

Has the production on Shadow and Bone Season 2 been completed?

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According to What’s on Netflix, Shadow and Bone season 2 will reportedly be filming from January through July 2022 entirely in Budapest. However, an updated list included their starting and filming months from January through May respectively. The filming was extended to June 6th, 2022.

Jessie Mei Li, who reprises the role of Alina Starkov, said, “We’ve officially wrapped season 2 of Shadow and Bone and we cannot wait to show you what we’ve been up to.”

The second season will reportedly stream eight episodes on the streaming giant.

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