Netflix has revealed new Shadow and Bone cast members and announced that the second season has started production. The series is based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Grishaverse novels (check price at Amazon).
The streaming service has announced that Anna Leong Brophy, Patrick Gibson, Lewis Tan and Jack Wolfe will be joining the Shadow and Bone cast for the second season as series regulars. Danielle Galligan, Daisy Head and Calahan Skogman are being promoted to series regulars.
Anna Leong Brophy (Back, Traces) will play Tamar Kir-Bataar, Patrick Gibson (The Portable Door, The OA) will portray Nikolai Lantsov, Lewis Tan (Mortal Kombat, Wu Assassins) will play Tolya Yul-Bataar, and Jack Wolfe (The Magic Flute, The Witcher) is set as Wylan Hendriks.
Danielle Galligan will continue in the role of Nina Zenik, Daisy Head as Genya Safin, and Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar.
Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha.
But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.
The series’ co-showrunners, executive producers and writers are Eric Heisserer and Daegan Fryklind.
Also executive producing are author Leigh Bardugo, 21 Laps Entertainment’s Shawn Levy, Josh Barry, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen, Loom Studios’ Pouya Shahbazian, and Shelley Meals.
The second season directors include Bola Ogun (Episodes 1 & 2), Laura Belsey (Episodes 3 & 4), Karen Gaviola (Episodes 5 & 6), and Mairzee Almas (Episodes 7 & 8).
“I’m honored and thrilled to return to the Grishaverse and continue the stories of these endearing characters, particularly Milo,” said Eric Heisserer previously.
Author and executive producer Leigh Bardugo added: “I’ve been writing in the Grishaverse for nearly ten years now, so I’m thrilled we get to keep this adventure going.
“There are so many places we’ve barely gotten to visit and I can’t wait to introduce our audience to more of the saints, soldiers, thugs, thieves, princes, and privateers who make this world so much fun to explore. It’s going to be real magic to see our brilliant, talented cast expand.”
Executive producer Shawn Levy said: “My 21 Laps colleagues and I are thrilled that audiences around the world can continue to explore the Grishaverse and revel in the epic, unique storytelling of Shadow and Bone. The fun of our jobs as producers is the collaboration with creative partners who inspire us.
“Leigh Bardugo and Eric Heisserer are two such partners; together they have created a world and pantheon of characters that fans all over the globe have embraced. We can’t wait to take viewers on the wild ride that comes next…”
Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), and Ben Barnes (General Kirigan) are also set to reprise their roles in Shadow and Bone Season 2.
Shadow and Bone Season 1 premiered on April 23, 2021 and is currently streaming worldwide, only on Netflix.