Counting the days until season 2 of ‘Shadow and Bone’ arrives? No wonder: it is one of the best Netflix series of recent times, and a fantastic adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s novels. As our first season review said, ‘Shadow and Bone’ is Netflix’s best fantastic series since ‘The Witcher’, a bit more adolescent but also more entertaining. With all the fans that it draws from the books plus those who discovered it for the first time, the series was a success upon its release and, without a doubt, one of the best fantasy series to get hooked on. What does the second season have in store for us? This is all we know.

Saving the distances due to the differences of ‘Shadow and Bone’ with the novel, the Netflix series created by Eric Heisserer tells us the story of Alina Starkov (played by Jessie Mei Li), an orphan cartographer who discovers that there is something in her that he did not know: a magical power that could change the destiny of a world divided by an impenetrable shadow named The Shadow , within which very dangerous monsters live. Could Alina unite a country at war? Or are the forces conspiring against her too strong? The season one finale gave us some answers to those questions, but there’s still a lot more to know.

We have compiled all the details we know about the second season, one of the most anticipated series of 2023: release date, synopsis, cast (with new signings), first images… Although you can also find series similar to ‘Shadow and Bone’ to calm the hunger.

‘Shadow and bone’ season 2: Release date

Unfortunately, not all Netflix series premiere a season annually or repeat seasons. This uncertainty increased in times of pandemic and that is why they have made us wait a bit: the premiere date of season 2 of ‘Shadow and Bone’ will be March 16, 2023 .

Filming for the second season of ‘Shadow and Bone’ officially ended in early June 2022.

‘Shadow and bone’ season 2: Cast

These are the characters that will surely return in the second season of ‘Shadow and Bone’:

  • Jessie Mei – Li
  • Ben Barnes – General Kirigan
  • Freddy Carter – Kaz Brekker
  • Amita Suman – Inej Ghafa
  • Kit Young – Jesper Fahey
  • Archie Renaux – Malyen “Mal” Oretsev
  • Danielle Galligan – Nina Zenik
  • Sujaya Dasgupta – Zoya Nazyalensky
  • Calahan Skogman – Matthias
  • Daisy Head – Genya Safin

In addition, some new signings have already been announced: Jack Wolfe (‘The Witcher’) will give life to Wylan Hendriks, Patrick Gibson (‘The OA’) will be Nikolai Lantsov, Anna Leong Brophy will be Tamar Kir-Bataar and Lewis Tan (‘Mortal Kombat’) will play Tolya Yul-Bataar . With these new names the cast is bulking up for the new episodes, and we are going to need new blood for the new adventures of the protagonists.

‘Shadow and bone’ season 2: Plot

The Netflix adaptation strays a bit from the books, but we imagine the synopsis for ‘Siege and Storm’ will definitely provide a hint of what’s to come in season two :

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took in The Shadow, Alina must try to make her life with Mal in an unknown land, all while keeping her identity as the Suncaller a secret. But she won’t be able to put her past or her destiny behind her for long. The dark heretic has emerged from The Shadow with terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the limits of the natural world. With the help of a famous corsair, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces that are gathering against Ravka. But as she grows in power, Alina finds herself drawn further into the Dark Heretic’s game of forbidden magic and further from Mal. would guide,

During a chat with Digital Spy, Jessie Mei Li opened up more about where we left Alina and how it will affect her future . “Alina goes from being a scared little puppy who can’t look anyone in the eye, to suddenly having this sense of gravity for her. We feel that she has grown so much and that she is very strong. But she still has a long way to go, that It’s a really nice place to drop her off. We know where she’s going now and where she needs to go.”

However, this newfound strength may come at a price . “The cool thing is that there’s a bit of Alina with a darker side throughout the series. It’s hinted at a lot in terms of her relationship with Kirigan and being seduced by all the luxury that surrounds her, and the power. I’d really like to see that side of her explored, and maybe how suddenly all that power and being that kind of a saint affects her. I think it’s always interesting when we have a leading lady who is drawn to that kind of thing, she’s very ‘Star Wars,’ drawn to the dark side, whether he goes or not, and how that affects his relationships.”