Netflix's Shadow And Bone Gets A Bone Chilling First Teaser

Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse is heading to Netflix in April 2021.


Netflix has announced that it is adapting Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse novels into a new series called Shadow and Bone. The story finds readers in a war-torn world where Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country of Ravka free as she trains to be a magical soldier called Grisha. You can see the full teaser below.

It's a brief teaser that doesn't explain a whole lot to those uninitiated with the world, but maybe could entice those same folks. It has a chilling melody with a great stag that plays a huge part in Alina's life.

"We've taken the stories of Shadow and Bone and the characters of Six of Crows and we've brought them together in what I think will be a really unexpected way," author Bardugo stated. "[Showrunner] Eric [Heisserer] and our writers' room and our directors have built something entirely new that still somehow stays true to the characters and to the heart of the stories. And it wasn't easy!"

She continued with praise for the direction the Heisserer is taking with adapting the series and how they mesh well together. "Eric took two fantasy series--with powers and creatures and horrors and heists; and molded them into this cohesive, incredible thing. I don't think I could've been more lucky in the person that we found to hand the keys over to. It wasn't just the keys to a book or one series, it was a whole world I had been working on for the better part of my career. I didn't do it lightly. I trusted him and I was right to trust him."

Shadow and Bone stars Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov, Archie Renaux as Alina's best friend Malyen "Mal" Oretsev, Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker, Amita Suman as Inej, Kit Young as Jesper Fahey, and Ben Barnes as General Kirigan.

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