The online streaming service providing platform, Netflix, is all set to adapt the Grishaverse book series, Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. This article consists of everything that is known so far about Season 1 of the series. It is a live-action series which is based on the fantasy-adventure series titles Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. It was commissioned by the streaming platform Netflix in January 2019 with Eric Heisserer serving as a showrunner.
Eric has written screenplays for productions as the Oscar-nominated Bird Box, Arrival, and remake of The Thing. Also, among the list of directors in the first season is Jeremy Webb, the Primetime Emmy nominee. The TV veteran has helmed episodes for series such as The Umbrella Academy, Doctor Who, The Punisher, Altered Carbon, and much more.
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Additionally, David J. Peterson, the creator of The Witcher and Game of Thrones, has been asked to create the fictional languages in the Grishaverse for the show.
Shadow and Bone of the online streaming platform, Netflix, will be adapting two overlapping series in the Grishaverse of Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows, and Shadow and Bone. The plot of the show is set in a world that is split in two by a great barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creators of the world feast on human flesh.
It will follow a young soldier, Alina Starkov, a citizen of the Russia-inspired Kingdom of Ravka. Alina unexpectedly uncovers a power that might save her best friend and ultimately unite her country. As she starts to hone it, all the dangerous forces unite against her, and the only one willing to help her is General Kerrigan.
Although the streaming service’s adaptation is based on the books, it will greatly differ from them, according to Leigh Bardugo, the author. The show is going to be radically different from the books, but in an amazing way. It will be a pretty much a high budget fan-fiction.
These are the cast members that are confirmed to be portraying the roles mentioned against their names.
- Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov
- Ben Barnes as General Kirigan aka The Darkling
- Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker aka Dirty hands
- Archie Renaux as Mayen Oretsev
- Kit Young as Jesper Fahey
- Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar
- Danielle Galligan as Nina Zednik
- Amita Suman as Inej Ghana
- Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya Nazyalensky
- Daisy Head as Genya Safin