Season 2 of Shadow and Bone will be available on Netflix worldwide in 2023. We’ve updated our season 2 preview to include what new characters we may expect, story expectations, casting news, season 2 sneak peeks, and everything else we know. To summarise, the first season of the fantasy drama, based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse series of books, premiered on Netflix on April 23rd, 2021. Ben Barnes, Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, and Kit Young were among the first season’s cast members. Netflix Geeked, which will celebrate its one anniversary in April 2022, has published some new images from the first season:
When was Season 2 of Shadow and Bone renewed?
According to Netflix, 55 million Netflix subscribers watched the show in the first 28 days. This makes the show eighth on the list of the most-watched English TV shows of all time (at least according to released Netflix statistics). This is also consistent with the obtained top ten statistics. With a good 16,342 points garnered worldwide, it presently ranks eighth in the globe, trailing Vincenzo but ahead of Snowpiercer. It’s also Netflix’s 14th biggest first-day debut since March 2020. According to Netflix, the series reached number one in 79 countries. For a period, the show had a certified fresh rating of 87%, however that has subsequently dropped to 87%, while the audience score remains at 90%.
The series was renewed on June 7th, 2021, just than two months after the premiere of season one. Although there will be plenty of new source material, we previously reported that the show’s second season had been in the works for quite some time. Official renewal, however, did not occur until Netflix’s 2021 Geeked Week. The renewal was announced alongside a video of the cast discussing the renewal.
Who’s new and who’s returning in Shadow and Bone season 2?
For season 2, the following cast members have been confirmed:
Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov)
Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev)
Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker)
Amita Suman (Inej)
Kit Young (Jesper Fahey)
Ben Barnes (General Kirigan)
Calahan Skogman (Matthias Helvar) – Promoted to series regular for season 2
Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik) – Promoted to series regular for season 2
Daisy Head (Genya Safin) – Promoted to series regular for season 2
We received confirmation of the new cast members for Shadow and Bone season 2 around the middle of January 2022. Season 2’s casting director was still Sophie Holland (who also handles casting for The Witcher and You on Netflix).
The following people and faces will appear in Season 2 of Shadow & Bone:
Nikolai Lantsov is portrayed by Patrick Gibson. A Prince who creates the persona of Sturmhond and enlists a group of troops and mercenaries to aid Ravka. characterised as assured and swaggering. (This character was initially alluded to in a number of interviews.) Gibson made a notable appearance in The OA on Netflix.
Tamar Kir-Bataar is played by Anna Leong Brophy. A Grisha Heartrender with two axes and the power to alter bodies. is an LGBTQ character who is Tolya’s twin sister (see character list below). Back and Traces is a trademark of Brophy.
As Tolya Yul-Bataar, Lewis Tan Tolya, who is described as huge and muscly, will be a mercenary on the Sturmhond crew. Perhaps Mortal Kombat or Netflix’s Wu Assassins are where Tan is most known.
Jack Wolfe plays Wylan Hendriks, a wealthy merchant’s son who joined the Crows as a talented scientist and demolition specialist before being thrust into the criminal underground. Wolfe made an appearance in Inside No. 9 and The Witcher on Netflix.
IMDb claims that in addition to these principal roles, Janet Kumah will play Keme in season 2. There are rumours that Rachel Redford will play Fruszi and Joanna McGibbon will play Nadya.
What can we expect from the second season of Shadow and Bone on Netflix?
Season 2 of Shadow and Bone will be shot entirely in Budapest and will air from January to July 2022. According to an updated ad, filming will begin on January 10th and will go through May 18th. The series is being produced at ORIGO Studios in Budapest. Before we get into season 2 theories, here’s a quick summary of the season 1 finale. Filming for the series was supposed to complete on May 18th, 2022, however it was delayed until June 6th, 2022. During the summer’s Geeked Week, Netflix confirmed in a brief trailer that filming had concluded. Several cast members discussed what to expect and confirmed that filming had wrapped.
Our warriors return to the fold for the final time, and more deaths are on the way. Kirigan uses Alina’s rising talents to build a fresh tunnel of light, allowing passage through the fold’s darkness. A major conflict erupts, and the globe appears to be more divided than ever. The stags’ power continues to elude many of the protagonists, but through a vision, Alina understands that only she, not Kirigan, can harness it.
Shadow & Bone Episode Titles, Writers and Directors
Episode 1 – Teleplay by: Eric Heisserer
Episode 2 – Teleplay by: Nick Culbertson
Episode 3 – Teleplay by: Donna Thorland
Episode 4 – Teleplay by: Shelley Meals
Episode 5 – Teleplay by: Christina Strain
Episode 6 – Teleplay by: Daegan Fryklind
Episode 7 – Teleplay by: Vanya Asher
Episode 8 – Teleplay by: Eric Heisserer & Erin Conley