Netflix’s Shadow and Bone has been filming in Budapest, Hungary for Season 2. Here’s a complete information rundown for the next season. Here’s everything we know about Shadow and Bone season 2, including who new characters will appear, what the story is about, and who from the cast will reprise their roles. Season 2 of Shadow and Bone will begin production in early 2022.
To summarize, the Netflix original fantasy series debuted on April 23rd, 2021, based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo. The first season of the show featured Jessie Mei Li as well as Archie Renaux and Freddy Carter. Amita Suman and Kit Young were also part of the cast.
Has Shadow and Bone been renewed for season 2?
Despite the fact that there was plenty of source material to come and that we had previously reported on the series being in active development for a long time, official renewal didn’t arrive until Netflix’s Geeked Week, where they announced a number of new programs. The renewal was accompanied by a video (which leaked the day before the formal announcement – oops!) with the cast discussing the deal.
The second season will be written by Richard Bailey, based on the book by Paul Tabori. The author of the original Shadowlands novel, Paul Tabori, will write additional stories for Season 2. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps is currently working on an output deal with Netflix that has been expanded into a first-look deal for all feature films.
As a matter of fact, we’ve also heard reports that a spin-off is in the works, focusing on the Crows who made an important appearance in Season 1.
How well did Shadow and Bone perform on Netflix?
According to Netflix, more than 57 million Netflix members viewed the series in its first 28 days. That puts it 8th among the most-watched English TV shows of all time (based on available Netflix data). The fact that the film ranks highly in various categories lines up with our research, as well.
It’s presently ranked eighth for points globally, behind Vincenzo but ahead of Snowpiercer with 16,342 points collected throughout the world. Since March 2020, it’s also had the 14th largest first-day debut on Netflix.
According to Netflix, the series has hit #1 in 79 countries. For a period, the show held a verified fresh rating, but it has since dropped to 87%, while the audience score is still at 90%.
What cast will be returning for Shadow and Bone season 2?
A few certainties were established, including the fact that season 2 will be made up of 8 episodes and will each be about an hour in length.
The following cast is confirmed to return for season 2:
- Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov)
- Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev)
- Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker)
- Amita Suman (Inej)
- Kit Young (Jesper Fahey)
- Ben Barnes (General Kirigan)
- Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik)
- Calahan Skogman (Matthias Helvar)
We’ve heard nothing regarding any new cast members for Shadow and Bone season 2, although we can confirm which characters will be appearing in season 2.
These are the new characters we can confirm Netflix is casting for:
- Nikolai Lantsov – A Prince who establishes an alter ego called Sturmhond and recruits a band of mercenaries and soldiers to Ravka in order to assist the country. He’s described as brave and self-assured. (This person was first hinted at in numerous interviews.)
- Tamar Kir-Bataar – The Grisha Heartrender (ability to control bodies) is a two-axe carrying character. She’s Tolya’s identical twin sister, and she’s an LGBTQ character.
- Tolya Yul-Bataar – Tolya will be a mercenary on Sturmhond’s crew, and he’ll be big and muscular.
- Wylan Van Eck – Crows recruit Endeavour, a young chemist and demolition expert from a wealthy family, into their ranks.
What to expect from Shadow and Bone season 2 on Netflix
Let’s give it a shot at predicting what we may anticipate from season 2. Start with a quick recap of the conclusion of season 1.
Our heroes return for one last time, and more fatalities are sure to follow. Alina’s developing powers are used to dig a new light tunnel through the fold’s darkness, during which Kirigan fights off monsters in order to provide passage way.
It appears that the world is even more shattered than before, as a huge battle erupts between humans and creatures.
Many of the characters still have trouble overcoming their stags power, but in a vision, Alina understands that only she can control it. According to a season 2 synopsis viewed on What’s On Netflix, Alina and Mal will be on the run looking for another mythical target to help them battle Kirigan while possibly joining forces with a new ally in the second season.
The Crows will appear in season 2 (and may even get their own spin-off show), who are back in Ketterdam and face old foes.
Season 2 will be “filled with political intrigue, bloody battles, flying vessels, rekindled friendships, new countries and a family secret that will shatter all expectations,” according to IMDb.
When will filming begin on Shadow and Bone Season 2?
There has yet to be an official filming date confirmed by Netflix, but in early November 2021, we reported that production will begin in January 2022. The second season of Shadow and Bone will once again be filmed entirely in Budapest, from January through July 2022. Filming is looking to start on January 10th and continue until May 18th, according to an updated list.
There were rumors that filming had already begun, but on January 9th, David Wurawa, who plays Edyck in the series, wrote on Twitter that there was a “spectacular week” ahead. Filming is imminent, according to David Wurawa who portrays Edyck in the program; however, shooting has already started.
When will Shadow and Bone season 2 be on Netflix?
Given the show’s filming schedule, which has it coming to Netflix in 2022 with a second season, it appears far-fetched given how intensive it is in terms of VFX and editing. At the time of publication, we are estimating an early 2023 release. If everything goes according to plan, it will be out sooner.
How many seasons of Shadow and Bone will there be on Netflix?
The first season of the series is currently being broadcast on ABC. The creators have not yet confirmed whether or when a second season will air.
Although only one more season has been ordered, the author of the book series, Leigh Bardugo, expressed her desire for five seasons in an interview with Vulture, adding “there’s so much story.”
We’ll keep you updated as and when Shadow and Bone season 2 develops, but for now, tell us if you’re excited for a second season to stream on Netflix.