Shadow and Bone season 2 adapts several unexpected Grishaverse novels

The upcoming second season of Shadow and Bone continues to remix more source material from the Grishaverse, bringing shocking twists.

shadow and bones’s showrunners have confirmed that the second season will adapt several Grishaverse books from Leigh Bardugo’s repertoire.

While Shadow and bones The first season has already seen a refreshing remix of the source materials, showrunner Eric Heisserer, in an interview with EW, anticipates that the second season will delve into the path of the remix. Not only has the show adapted the events of the first novel in the main trilogy, but also bits and pieces from Six of crows, a book of a separate duology set in the Grishaverse. Heisserer further confirmed that the second season will continue to remix material from “more books for sure”. Plus, he and co-showrunner Daegan Fryklind have a mysterious and major twist planned.

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“We touch on a few others in Leigh’s catalogues,” Heisserer said. because it’s a pretty deep cut.” In addition to that, Fryklind noted that, as they pitched this mysterious idea to the author, “I don’t even think Leigh saw it coming.”

Set to premiere on Netflix in March, the eight-episode season will cover Siege and stormthe novel that follows directly shadow and bone, and events from Ruin and Resurgence, the finale of the trilogy. Other items from Six of crows duology can also be expected. Last September, Netflix unveiled the costumes for the new season, which also introduced viewers to four new characters: Nikolai (Patrick Gibson), Toyla (Lewis Tan), Tamar (Anna Leong Brophy), and Wylan (Jack Wolfe). Fans can also expect the return of familiar faces like Alina Starkov (Jesse Mei Li), Mal Oretsov (Archie Renaux), Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter), and General Kirigan (Ben Barnes).

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The showrunners also promised that Season 2 would pick up after the cliffhanger where Season 1 left off, which saw the main characters together in the same ship, though paths have diverged. “The wonderful thing about season two is that we get to continue the story of these characters that we left in precarious positions at the end of season one,” Heisserer noted.

Although Wylan, a new character taken directly from Six of crows, feature prominently in Season 2, Heisserer clarified that they had a “greater ambition” for the main storyline than Six of crows. “We’re not actually using the texture of Six of crows in season 2.” He said. “This is a robust, robust story that demands its own lane.”

Season 1 of Shadow and bones is available to stream on Netflix. The second season will debut worldwide on March 16, 2023.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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