Sinister forces plot against a young soldier after she reveals a magical power that may unite her world.
The first season of “Shadow and Bone,” has received positive reviews from critics. So it’s not surprising that viewers will be treated to another season next year! If you noticed, Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 88% based on 75 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “From gorgeous costumes to impressive – if intimidating – world-building, Shadow and Bone is certainly as meticulous as its source material, but by folding in unexpected stories, it expands the novel’s scope to craft an exciting new adventure for fans and newcomers alike.”
Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 68 out of 100 based on 22 reviews, indicating “generally favourable reviews.” So, to curb all your doubts, we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous season, which is available to watch on the streaming platform. If you are one of them, then you have reached the right place to know everything relating to when Netflix will release Shadow and Bone Season 2.
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Release Date and Time Slot
Unfortunately, it was brought to our attention that Shadow and Bone Season 2 wasn’t included in the list of new releases in January 2023, which is a little disappointing for the fans who have been waiting for the next season for quite some time now.
If you recall, in June 2021, the series was renewed for a second season, also consisting of eight episodes which is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Moreover, if we take most of the Netflix series into consideration with a bit of speculation, then the new series, Shadow and Bone Season 2, will have the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET).
In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news among its followers, quoting, “can’t wait for March 16? here are some bonus sneak peeks at SHADOW AND BONE Season 2!” Take a look at the official post below:
can't wait for March 16? here are some bonus sneak peeks at SHADOW AND BONE Season 2! pic.twitter.com/HMtR4JAJoS
— Shadow And Bone (@shadowandbone_) December 27, 2022
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Plot
The official synopsis of the season as per Netflix states, Alina Starkov is on the run. A beacon of hope to some and a suspected traitor to others, she’s determined to bring down the Shadow Fold and save Ravka from ruin. But General Kirigan has returned to finish what he started. Backed by a terrifying new army of seemingly indestructible shadow monsters and fearsome new Grisha recruits, Kirigan is more dangerous than ever.
To stand a fighting chance against him, Alina and Mal rally their own powerful new allies and begin a continent-spanning journey to find two mythical creatures that will amplify her powers. Back in Ketterdam, the Crows must forge new alliances as they contend with old rivals and even older grudges that threaten not only their place in the Barrel, but their very lives. When a chance at a deadly heist comes their way, the Crows will once again find themselves on a collision course with the legendary Sun Summoner.
Take a look at the official stills of the new season below:
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season are as follows Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov, Archie Renaux as Malyen “Mal” Oretsev, Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker, Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa, Kit Young as Jesper Fahey, Ben Barnes as General Aleksander Kirigan / The Darkling, Zoë Wanamaker as Baghra, Lewis Tan as Tolya Yul-Bataar, Patrick Gibson as Nikolai Lantsov, Anna Leong Brophy as Tamar Kir-Bataar, Jack Wolfe as Wylan Hendriks, Daisy Head as Genya Safin, Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik, Calahan Skogman as Matthias.
The recurring cast members are as follows Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya, Simon Sears as Ivan, Howard Charles as Arken, Julian Kostov as Fedyor, Kevin Eldon as The Apparat, Jasmine Blackborow as Marie, Gabrielle Brooks as Nadia, and Luke Pasqualino as David Kostyk. The series is created, written and executive produced by Heisserer, Shadow and Bone brings together the stories and characters of both Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows, two overlapping series that take place in Bardugo’s Grishaverse.
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The new season is reported to consist of 8 episodes with an average runtime of 45 – 58 minutes, just like the prior seasons. As of December 28, 2022, Netflix has not revealed the exact episode titles or synopsis, which will be revealed as the premiere date approaches. We would like to highlight that the plot of these episodes may vary depending on the theme that the show wishes to convey to the audience for the upcoming season. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, catch up with the prior episodes of the first season, which are listed below:
Season 1 Episode 1: A Searing Burst of Light: Unwilling to be separated from Mal, Alina hatches a plan to join him on a perilous expedition through the Fold. Kaz chases a lead on a lucrative job.
Season 1 Episode 2: We’re All Someone’s Monster: Alina’s actions against the Volcra bring her to the attention of General Kirigan. Kaz runs into trouble while looking for safe passage across the Fold.
Season 1 Episode 3: The Making at the Heart of the World: Ensconced in the lap of luxury among the Grisha, Alina begins her training. The Crows – Kaz, Inej, and Jesper – prepare for their risky journey.
Season 1 Episode 4: Otkazat’sya: As Kirigan takes Alina into his confidence, Mal volunteers for a dangerous tracking mission, and the Crows plot a heist to get into the Little Palace.
Season 1 Episode 5: Show Me Who You Are: Alina bonds with Kirigan, and the guests attend her presentation ceremony. Mal communicates news about the Deer. Kaz’s plan hinges on a hidden door.
Season 1 Episode 6: The Heart Is an Arrow: Furious over the Sun Summoner, Kirigan hunts for information. Alina receives a helping hand when she needs it most. Nina warms to a Grisha hunter.
Season 1 Episode 7: The Unsea: The fate of the stag leaves Alina in an impossible position with Kirigan, whose connection to the Fold – and the power behind it – falls into place.
Season 1 Episode 8: No Mourners: In the depths of the Fold, Kirigan demonstrates the scope of Alina’s powers, while the Crows cross paths with a stowaway amid a do-or-die undertaking.
When Shadow and Bone Season 2 draws close to its release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. You may play mobile games and stream movies along with TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Official Sneak Peek
The streaming platform has not released any new teaser or trailer for the new season, but the official sneak peek of 0:54 seconds was released by Netflix on September 24, 2022, alone gives a little insight into the characters and plot with the narration, with a tagline stating, “Welcome back to the Grishaverse! Here’s a sneak peek at Shadow & Bone Season 2 #TUDUM.” On the other hand, a day later another sneak peek was released showing off the new costumes, highlighting, “These costumes are truly blessed by the Saints. Presenting Nikolai, Tolya, Tamar, and Wylan in Season 2 of Shadow and Bone.” Take a look at the official sneak peeks below:
Catch up on the previous season before Shadow and Bone Season 2 premieres on Netflix.