Based upon a titular book series, Shadow and Bone is a part of the Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo. Its latest season premiered on Netflix on March 16th, 2023 and its predecessor has reserved its seat in the Netflix library ever since April 23rd, 2021. Since then, the show observed an exponential graph, ranking as the 8th most-watched English TV show of all time.
After streaming all the episodes of the second season, the show’s fans are eagerly waiting for some news to drop concerning the third season or whether there will be a third season. If you’re also trying to solve this puzzle, then you’ve come to the right place, because we have gathered all the latest crumbs of information regarding Shadow and Bone season 3.
Has Netflix renewed Shadow and Bone for a third season?
At the time of writing this article, Netflix has not renewed Shadow and Bone for a third season as of yet. As we have deliberated in previous articles as well, the streaming giant takes into consideration several factors that determine the renewal or cancellation of the show including viewership figures, cost of production and more.
Since the second season premiered quite recently, it’s difficult to presume whether Netflix will renew the show or not. But if we take a look at the data released by the official sites we can make an educated guess. As per Netflix’s hourly data release for its top 40 shows and movies, the second season of Shadow and Bone garnered 105.43M hours between March 12th and March 26th.
Unfortunately, this is not enough for Shadow and Bone season 2 and to make matters worse, these figures are not growing exponentially. With such a standstill, we speculate that Netflix might not renew the show for a third season after all.
As per the data gauged by TelevisionStats.com which uses multiple metrics including Wikipedia, IMDb, Twitter, Reddit and Torrents, Shadow and Bone is doing better than other shows, surpassed only by The Last of Us since the second season released on Netflix. As per the reports, Shadow and Bone is now the 10th biggest show in the world.
What can we expect to happen in Shadow and Bone season 3?
Although a majority chunk of content from the main book trilogy has been adapted in season 2, there are a lot of stories left to be visually recounted, which could be done in Shadow and Bone season 3. Towards the end, season 2 covers the events of Seige and Storm and Ruin and Rising. The season 2 finale covers Darkling’s death as well. Interestingly, season 2 deviates from the book content by showcasing the pair splitting up and reflecting a new darkness into Alina’s world.
With that, the show’s creators seem to hint that if Shadow and Bone is renewed for a third season, it would cover a hybrid of original material along with some of the King of Scars duology novels. Additionally, the third season will detail the life of Alina and her identity as a Shadow Summoner, if she becomes so in the future. The third season will possibly cover the life of Nikolai, especially after how Shadow and Bone season 2 ended.
For those unversed, here’s the official synopsis of Shadow and Bone season 2 (based on 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 expected cast members of Shadow and Bone season 3?
Owing to the paucity of information regarding the renewal or cancellation of the show, we do not have a confirmed list of cast members who will possibly feature in Shadow and Bone season 3. However, below-mentioned are the expected cast members who can be featured in the potential third season:
- 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 Kerrigan
- Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar
- Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik
- Daisy Head as Genya Safin
- 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 as Keme
- Joanna Gibbon as Nadya
- Rachel Redford as Fruszi
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