The hype is getting even more real because Netflix has just released some first look images for Shadow and Bone, which is officially coming on April 23rd! Yup, the upcoming adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Grishaverse novels is coming to our screens so soon! We can almost feel the magic—when the images are this enchanting, you know this series is about to pull you all the way in.
To go with this special announcement, Leigh Bardugo and showrunner/EP Eric Heisserer have shared their thoughts on what to expect from the new series. Keep scrolling to see the first look images and mark your calendars for April 23rd because something thrilling is about to hit your screen…
“Shadow and Bone takes place in a very different kind of fantasy world. Think Imperial Russia, not Medieval England, repeating rifles instead of broadswords. It’s a story about the people who have been told how much they don’t matter proving how much they do. And it’s been incredible to see that story take shape on such an epic scale, the battles, the magic, but also the relationships between the characters. These photos give just a tiny hint at what’s in store—a mapmaker with an extraordinary gift, the people who want to use her, the tracker who will do anything to protect her, and the team of thugs and thieves who are about to cause some very big trouble for everyone involved.”
“These photos offer a glimpse into the expansive, textured world Leigh created in her books. We worked tirelessly to craft a lived-in feel for fictional lands like Ketterdam and Ravka, with invented languages, uniforms, currency, and artistic choices from set design to costuming. You’re immersed in the Grishaverse when you read, and it’s our hope that both new and existing fans have that same feeling when they watch the show. The series has an incredibly passionate fanbase and we can’t wait for new people to discover the magic that is Shadow and Bone.”
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