The fate of Alina and Mal is still up in the air! Here is everything we know so far about Shadow and Bone Season 2.
Attention readers! We know that the wait has been long and testing, but the good news has finally arrived the beloved fantasy streaming television series will definitely be coming back on Netflix this year! If you haven’t streamed the prior season and want to watch something new and exciting, then this is the right time for you to start watching this show as soon as possible to keep up with the storyline before the new season’s premiere on Netflix.
So, if you’re one of those who want more updates, then look no further! We have gathered all the necessary details for you to know about the release date, plot, cast, sneak peek, and other details.
Here is everything you need to know about Shadow and Bone Season 2.
Shadow and Bone Season 2: When will it premiere on Netflix?
Only a month to go! Yes, you read it right—after months of anticipation, the Shadow and Bone Season 2 release date has been officially confirmed!
The third season will premiere on Netflix next month on Thursday, March 16, 2023, with each new episode dropping on the same day. In addition to this, the maturity rating will also shift from TV-14 to TV-MA. It will have a time slot of 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET), just like the other original series and movies that are exclusively available on the streaming platform. In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
The official announcement of the series was also confirmed on the Twitter handle, quoting, “Need a refresh on what went down in Shadow and Bone S1? Let me enlighten you. S2 drops March 16″ Take a look at the official post below:
Need a refresh on what went down in Shadow and Bone S1? Let me enlighten you. ☀️ S2 drops March 16 pic.twitter.com/xLug0YzZS8
— Shadow And Bone (@shadowandbone_) January 31, 2023
Shadow and Bone Season 2: What to expect?
According to Netflix Tudum, “Shadow and Bone Season, 1 finale implies, the danger is only beginning. General Kirigan (Ben Barnes) is emerging again in Season 2, with even more powers than before. A beacon of hope to some and a suspected traitor to others, Alina is determined to bring down the Shadow Fold and save Ravka from ruin. But this time, General Kirigan is backed by a terrifying new army of seemingly indestructible shadow monsters and fearsome new Grisha recruits. As these first-look photos (below) show, even a few battle scars to the face can’t stop the wrath of this Darkling. To stand a fighting chance against him, Alina and Mal must rally their powerful new allies and begin a continent-spanning journey to find two mythical creatures that will amplify her powers.”
“The most wonderful thing about Season 2 is that we get to advance the story of these characters that we’d left in precarious positions at the end of Season 1. There’s a lot of potential for them this season,” co-showrunner and executive producer Eric Heisserer tells Tudum. “They have to face the consequences of their actions, and then they get to meet new people along the way. The Grishaverse also expands in this season, both in mythology and in characters.”
According to Heisserer, viewers will traverse new locations like Novyi Zem and Shu Han. “We’ve also really dug into more of the mythology this season in terms of the amplifiers, but also the creator of the amplifiers, Morozova – who he was, what his backstory is, and how he ties into this world,” co-showrunner and executive producer Daegan Fryklind adds. Leigh Bardugo, the author of the original Shadow and Bone books, also shares how this upcoming season is different from her trilogy. “We are going to get to see some incredible new characters,” she teases. “We’re going to see characters interacting with each other, questing with each other, fighting and laughing with each other, who we never got to see together in the books – and I think that’s a unique thing about this show.”
Shadow and Bone Season 2: Official Stills
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, Luke Pasqualino as David Kostyk. The series is created, written and executive produced by Heisserer, Shadow, and Bone bringing 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 second season is reported to consist of 8 episodes with an average runtime of 45 to 58 minutes, just like the prior seasons. As of February 6, 2023, Netflix has not revealed the exact episode titles or synopsis, which will be revealed as the premiere date approaches. 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, to recall the events, 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
There is still a lot of time left for Netflix to release any new teasers or trailers for the forthcoming season. On the bright side, it can be released anytime soon, as only a few days are left until the premiere. So, we suggest that the fans should look out and turn on notifications on social media handles to get all the latest updates on time. In addition to this, the network released an official sneak peek of 0:54 seconds on September 24, 2022, which 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.” Take a look at the official sneak peek below:
Catch up with the prior seasons while you wait for Shadow and Bone Season 2 to premiere next month.