Shadow and Bone Season 2 Release Date: We can’t wait to start up where we left off with Alina (Jessie Mei Li), Mal (Archie Renaux), and the infamous General Kirigian with the second season of Shadow and Bone (Ben Barnes).
However, it appears like we still have some waiting to do, as we reviewed Netflix’s release schedule for the coming month and can confirm that Shadow and Bone season 2 will not be available until May 2022.
The second season of the famous Netflix fantasy series based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse trilogy will not premiere in May, but as the cast is still filming sequences for the impending second part, we didn’t expect to find the series on the list for May releases anyhow. Having said that, we’re still eager as to when the series will be returning on our televisions.
What Can Happen Shadow and Bone Season 2?
Let’s take an attempt at predicting what we can expect from season 2.
First, a quick summary of the season 1 finale. Our heroes return to the fold for the final time, and more fatalities are in store. Kirigan uses Alina’s developing abilities to create a new light tunnel, allowing passage through the fold’s darkness. A major conflict erupts, and the globe appears to be more divided than ever.
Many of the characters are still unable to harness the stag’s power, but through a vision, Alina discovers that only she, not Kirigan, can do so.
With his newfound strength, Ben Barnes has spoken about how his character would grow and adapt in Season 2, saying:
“He’s someone who has commanded an army and been in charge of this ancient order, someone revered and feared.” But he’s even more alone today, with a slew of vendettas and a horde of individuals attempting to assassinate him.
He’s become somewhat all-powerful. It will happen if he merely thinks something dark. So it’ll be fascinating to watch which characters he interacts with in the future.”
It remains to be seen how closely the series will follow the books. Although there have been several major departures, Siege and Storm should be the central narrative of Season 2. The second book’s synopsis is as follows:
“The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a horrifying new power and a perilous plan that will push the natural world to its limits.” Alina returns to the nation she abandoned with the help of a notorious privateer, determined to battle the forces forming against Ravka.
However, as Alina’s strength increases, she is drawn deeper into the Darkling’s game of illicit magic and away from Mal. She’ll have to choose between her nation, her power, and the love she’s always believed would lead her—or risk losing everything to the approaching storm.”
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Cast
Although the majority of the original cast of Shadow and Bone will stay for the second season, several new characters will join the ensemble. IMDb has published the following cast list:
- General Kirigan is played by Ben Barnes.
- Tolya Yul-Bataar is played by Lewis Tan
- Alina Starkov is played by Jessie Mei Li.
- Nina Zenik is played by Danielle Galligan.
- Nikolai Lantsov is played by Patrick Gibson.
- Kaz Brekker is played by Freddy Carter.
- Malyen Oretsev is played by Archie Renaux.
- Inej Ghafa is played by Amita Suman.
- Matthias is played by Calahan Skogman.
- Jesper Fahey is played by Kit Young.
- Tamar Kir-Bataar is played by Anna Leong Brophy
- Wylan Hendricks is played by Jack
- Wolfe, and Gambler is played by Kameron Hood.
- Keme is played by Janet Kumah.
Shadow and Bone Season 2 Release Date
Despite the fact that Shadow and Bone season 2 is two months into post-production (as of March 2022), Netflix has yet to announce an official release date. However, we anticipate its release in 2022.
If the second season of Shadow and Bone follows the same 13-month production schedule as the first, fans of the fantasy drama could be expected to see the eight new episodes in December 2022.
After entering post-production in March 2020, Shadow and Bone season 1 was released in April 2021.
Shadow and Bone Season 1 Recap
Thank you, God! Shadow and Bone will return to Netflix for a second season, and the Grisha universe will only expand.
Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), a cartographer, discovers she has a highly unusual ability to control light in Season 1. General Aleksandr Kirigan (Ben Barnes) takes her under his protection, but it soon becomes evident that he has a hidden agenda.
Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter) heads the Crows, a gang in another area of the show’s fictitious universe. When he and his men — Jesper (Kit Young) and Inej (Amita Suman) — try to kidnap Alina, she manages to avoid them.
After realizing that Kirigan, a.k.a. the Darkling, was evil, the season closed with the group assuming that they had successfully killed him. However, the last minutes of the episode revealed that he had survived and had learned to command the volcra, undead monsters previously considered to be impervious to human influence.
Shadow and Bone Reviews and Ratings
According to Netflix, 55 million people watched the show in the first 28 days. The show is currently ranked 8th among the most popular English television shows of all time (at least according to released Netflix statistics).
This corresponds to the top ten data obtained. With a good 16,342 points garnered internationally, it is currently ranked eighth, behind Vincenzo but ahead of Snowpiercer. Since March 2020, it’s also had the 14th largest first-day debut on Netflix.
According to Netflix, the series has topped the charts in 79 countries. On May 30th, 2021, Shadow and Bone were removed from Netflix’s top 50 global titles list.
For a period, the show had a certified fresh rating, but it has subsequently dropped to 87 percent, while the audience score remains at 90 percent.
Season 2 of Shadow and Bone will be shot entirely in Budapest and will air from January to July 2022. According to an updated ad, filming will begin on January 10th and last through May 18th. The series is being produced at ORIGO Studios in Budapest.
On January 9th, executive producer Josh Barry announced that the series would have a “major week ahead.” David Wurawa, who plays Edyck in the program, appears to corroborate that filming has already begun, but in any case, it is about to begin.