Netflix’s popular fantasy series ‘Shadow and Bone’ will return for Season 2 on the streaming site the following year. The series is based on Leigh Bardugo’s young adult novels ‘The Shadow and Bone trilogy and ‘Six of Crows’ a duology depicting the fictional Grishaverse. Eric Heisserer developed this show and will return for season one.
The setting of Shadow and Bones:
The plot of the series is mostly set in the nation of Ravka of the Grishaverse. All of the nations of this fictional universe adapt elements of real-life language, culture, and tradition of the different time periods.
The inhabitants of the universe practice magic which they refer to as “The Small Science”. Their ability is to manipulate matters at the molecular level.
The plot of Season 1 of ‘Shadow and Bones:
The first season revolves around Alina Starkov, a Grisha of Ravka, who turns out to be a Sun Summoner, a Grisha who is able to summon light and who can destroy the years-long darkness- the Shadow Fold.
As she prepares herself to meet her goal, many try to kidnap or kill her, but the common people of Ravka continue to venerate her like a Saint.
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Returning Cast members of ‘Shadow and Bones’:
Jessie Mei Li-
Playing the protagonist of the series Alina Starkov, English actress Jessica Mei Li has starred in the first season. She will return for the second season too. The role of Alina Starkov is her first major role.
Though previously she also appeared in minor roles in the film ‘Last Night in Soho‘ starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, and Matt Smitha, and the docuseries Locked Up Abroad. Mei Li will star in the upcoming action thriller movie ‘Havoc’ in the role of Ellie.
Malyen Oretsev aka Mal is the childhood best friend of Alina who is played by English actor Archie Renaux. Renaux also appeared in the movies Voyagers’, ‘Catherine Called Birdy’, and ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever. She also starred in the miniseries Gold Digger’ in the role of Leo Day.
As Kaz Brekker, leader of the gang named The Crows, who is known as Dirtyhands and Bastard of the Barrel, was played by English actor-director Freddy Carter. From 2017 to 2019 he played the main role of Peter Hawthorne aka Pin in the British drama ‘Free Rein’.
He reprised this role in two Netflix films ‘Free Rein‘: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas’ and ‘Free Rein: Valentine’s Day. Carter is set to star as Lt. David Friedkin in the upcoming American war series ‘Masters of the Air’.
The character of Inej Ghafa, who is another member of The Crows and is known as Wraith, is played by Nepal-born British actress Amita Suman in the series.
In 2019 and 2021 Suman starred as Naya as a recurring cast member in the fantasy adventure series ‘The Outpost‘.
Another member of The Crows Jesper Fahey, a skilled sharpshooter, is played by British actor Kit Young in the series. Young played Lysander in the stage adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Theatre. In the 2022 fantasy movie, ‘The School for Good and Evil‘ Young played Rafal aka Rhian.
Playing General Aleksander Kirigan aka The Darkling in the series is played by English actor-singer Ben Barnes. He was cast as the primary character in the miniseries Sons of Liberty (2015) and ‘Gold Digger’ (2019) as Samuel Adams aka Sam and Benjamin Greene respectively.
From 2016 to 2020 he played Logan Delos in the dystopian sci-fi neo-Western series ‘Westworld‘ as the main cast in the first season, as a recurring cast in the second season, and as a guest cast member in the third season.
Then from 2017 to 2019, Barnes portrayed Marvel Comics’ Billy Russo aka Jigsaw in Netflix’s ‘The Punisher.
Witch hunter Matthias in the series is played by American actor Calahan Skogman in the series. He starred as a recurring character in the first season and will star as the main cast in the upcoming one.
Heartrender Nina Zednik is played by Irish actress Danielle Galligan in the series. She also served as a recurring cast member in the first season but will continue as a primary cast member in the second season.
The only known Grisha Tailor of the series Genya Safin is portrayed by English actress Daisy Head. She starred in the films The Last Seven’, ‘Fallen’, ‘Underworld: Blood Wars, ‘Ophelia’, and ‘Wrong Turn’ etc.
In the Season 3 of BBC One’s tv series, ‘The Syndicate’ Head played Amy Stevenson in 2015. The next year she portrayed the main character of Grace Atwood in the mystery drama series ‘Guilt’ 2016. Then in 2018 Head was cast as Ruby in the British comedy series ‘Girlfriends and in 2019 as Kate Bottomley in the period drama ‘Harlots’.
New Cast Members of ‘Shadow and Bones’ Season 2:
New cast members who have been cast in Shadow and Bones Season 2 of the series are Patrick Gibson, Anna Leong Brophy, Lewis Tan, Jack Wolfe, Janet Kumah, Joanna McGibbon, and Rachel Redford.
‘Shadow and Bones’ Season 2 will arrive on Netflix in 2023.