Shadow and Bone Season 2: Release date, cast, plot, more

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Season 2 of the young adult fantasy show Shadow and Bone will bring viewers back to the Grishaverse to explore the fallout from the Season 1 finale.

Season 1 ended with Alina Starkov breaking free of the control of General Kirigan, her one-time benefactor and romantic interest, revealed to be the Darkling.

Alina was able to eventually defeat Kirigan, leaving him to be killed by the Volcra. But her apparent defeat of Kirigan was short-lived as the Darkling emerged from the Fold unharmed at the end of the finale, setting up another clash in the coming second season.

Here is everything that is known about Season 2 of Shadow and Bone.

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Shadow and Bone Season 2: When is it coming out?

Shadow and Bone’s second season will release on March 16, 2023 according to the show’s Twitter.

Shadow and Bone Season 2: Is there a trailer?

No trailer has been released for Shadow and Bone Season 2 as of yet. We will update this space when The first trailer is released.

Shadow and Bone: Who is returning for Season 2?

Most of the main and recurring cast members from Season 1 are expected to return for the second season.

Jessie Mei Li will return as the powerful Sun Summoner Alina Starkov, with Archie Renaux returning as her friend Malyen “Mal” Oretsov.

The Crows, a gang of small-time thieves who are eventually tasked with kidnapping Alina, will also return. Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter), Inej Ghafa (Amita Suman), and Jesper Fahey (Kit Young) will all reprise their roles.

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The other major returning cast member from the first season is Ben Barnes as General Kirigan, aka the Darkling.

Other listed cast members include:

  • Danielle Gilligan as Nina Zenik 
  • Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar 
  • Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya Nazyalensky 
  • Julian Kostov as Fedyor
  • Patrick Gibson as Nikolai Lantsov
  • Jack Wolfe as Wylan Hendriks
  • Lewis Tan as Tolya Yul-Battar
  • Anna Leong Brophy as Tamar Kir-Battar
  • Daisy Head as Genya Safin
  • Zoe Wanamaker as Baghra

Shadow and Bone Season 2: What will happen next season?

A report from EW confirmed that Season 2 will adapt Siege and Storm, the second book in the Shadow and Bone trilogy written by Leigh Bardugo. However, surprisingly, it also says that the Season will adapt Ruin and Rising, the third book in the main Grishaverse trilogy.

EW also reports that fans should also expect more elements from the Six of Crows duology in Season 2, since the Crows were not featured in the main Grishaverse trilogy.

In Seige and Storm, Alina and Mal remain on the run from the Darkling and his forces, trying to keep Alina’s Sun Summoning powers hidden. This would potentially see them in different parts of the Grishaverse world that we have not yet seen in the show.

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The Darkling will also be wielding new, terrifying powers after his encounter with Alina in the Fold, which could allow him to expand his reach.

In Ruin and Rising, Alina and Mal will have to forge new alliances in order to unravel some of Kirigan’s secrets and defeat the Darkling once and for all.

This article will be updated when we learn more.

Shadow and Bone Season 1 is available to stream now on Netflix.