On Monday, Netflix released a video announcing the official renewal of the hit fantasy series, based on author Leigh Bardugo’s trilogy.
Netflix’s Geeked Week’s first day began with great news for fans of the Grishaverse. Showrunner Eric Heisserer shared, "I’m honored and thrilled to return to the Grishaverse and continue the stories of these endearing characters, particularly Milo." Leigh Bardugo, creator of the Grishaverse books added, “I’ve been writing in the Grishaverse for nearly ten years now, so I’m thrilled we get to keep this adventure going."
Unfortunately, it'll be a long wait before the second season releases. The show's first season was a huge production, filmed in multiple locations around Budapest, Hungary, and was a logistically complicated production. But now with the global pandemic slowing down almost all major productions, the filming for season two of the hit series will also be affected. Also, similar big budget Netflix shows like The Witcher and Umbrella Academy have had gaps of at least 18 months between two seasons. So taking all these factors into consideration, Shadow and Bone season 2 will most probably be scheduled for release in late 2022 or even early 2023.
The series based on Leigh Bardugo’s trilogy, will see the original cast including Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Ben Barnes and Zoë Wanamaker coming back to reprise their roles from the Grishaverse.
The plot follows the inhabitants of Ravka, including the show’s protagonist, Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), who discovers that she is a Grisha capable of manipulating light. Unfortunately, this means Alina is immediately tasked with the responsibility of destroying the Fold, with the help of General Kirigan (Ben Barnes). Without giving away too many spoilers, let’s just say Alina’s definitely going to need another eight episodes to complete her mission.