‘Shadow and Bone’ Season 2: Showrunner Eric Heisserer Teases His Plans for the Future of the Franchise

‘Shadow and Bone’ Season 2: Showrunner Eric Heisserer Teases His Plans for the Future of the Franchise


Shadow and Bone solely premiered this morning and but now we have an inkling that followers might be clamoring for extra earlier than the solar units in the present day. Shadow and Bone ends on a be aware that appears to virtually promise extra adventures for heroes Alina (Jessie Mei Li), Mal (Archie Renaux), Kaz (Freddy Carter), Inej (Amita Suman), and Jesper (Kit Young). However will Netflix make a Shadow and Bone Season 2?

Netflix’s new fantasy epic Shadow and Bone is predicated on the Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo. These books begin off set in the magical land of Ravka, impressed by Czarist Russia and protected by super-powered of us who name themselves the Grisha. Ravka has been torn asunder for centuries by an enormous bodily barrier referred to as the Shadow Fold. It’s an enormous sea of dying and darkness, populated by monsters referred to as volcra. There appears to be no method to conquer the Fold till it’s revealed that lowly orphan Alina Starkov is likely to be the long-awaited Solar Summoner, aka a Grisha with the energy to harness mild. Alina’s newfound talents instantly make her an object of reverence, hope, scorn, and worry. She embarks on a wild journey to not solely perceive her powers, however work out who she needs to be with them.

Though Shadow and Bone Season 1 has a definitive ending, Alina’s story is much from over. Grishaverse followers already know that writer Leigh Bardugo adopted up the first ebook with Siege and Storm and Damage and Rising. Not solely that, however we’ve received to see the Kaz, Jesper, and Inej group up with Nina (Danielle Galligan), Matthias (Calahan Skogman), and the nonetheless un-cast Wylan to type the group we all know and love from Six of Crows. So will Netflix greenlight Shadow and Bone for Season 2? When will Shadow and Bone Season 2 premiere? And what number of seasons does showrunner Eric Heisserer secretly hope Shadow and Bone will get?

Right here’s every thing we learn about Shadow and Bone Season 2 on Netflix…

Alina and Mal in Shadow and Bone
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Will There Be a Shadow and Bone Season 2 on Netflix?

We don’t know but if Shadow and Bone Season 2 is occurring! The present actually premiered this morning and Netflix often takes no less than a couple of weeks, if not months, to verify a second season order. Nonetheless given the quantity of consideration the present has already garnered — and the indisputable fact that it’s produced by Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, the firm behind Stranger Issues — now we have an excellent feeling a couple of Season 2 choose up.

That mentioned, when Decider chatted with Shadow and Bone showrunner Eric Heisseler, he made it clear he’s not counting his Season 2 chickens earlier than they hatch. “There’s a lot of fun ‘what if?’ scenarios [about what Season 2 would be about], but I am constantly reminded, just get Season 1 out of the can, kid. Let’s see how that does. Don’t get cocky.”

When Will Shadow and Bone Season 2 Premiere on Netflix?

We now have no method of understanding when a possible Shadow and Bone Season 2 would land on Netflix, however we will have a look at Season 1’s schedule for some clues.

Shadow and Bone Season 1 was in manufacturing from October 2019 to March 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed down post-production, however the sequence was initially eyeing a late 2020 premiere. On condition that, if Shadow and Bone Season 2 goes into manufacturing, say, this summer time, we may anticipate a Shadow and Bone Season 2 premiere a while in mid or late 2022.

Jesper and Kaz in Ketterdam in Shadow and Bone
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How Many Seasons of Shadow and Bone Will There Be?

Okay, this all conjecture and blue sky wishing, however given the indisputable fact that Leigh Bardugo has written six extra books set in the Grishaverse, we will’t assist however marvel if there’s a plan to adapt every ebook right into a season of Shadow and Bone. If not, is the present going to be nearly Alina’s story? So we requested Eric Heisserer what his dream for Shadow and Bone‘s future looked like. (Keep in mind none of this is set in stone and Heisserer made it clear to Decider he’s taking one season at a time.)

“Well, there’s so many characters that are charismatic and talented and charming and also full of trauma that they could absolutely be the protagonists of their own series,” Heisserer mentioned. “I would say that [Shadow and Bone] is a flagship series has three to four seasons of dovetailing that would keep it quite propulsive.”

Heisserer then mentioned he may see the final season that includes “fresh content” following two important characters* whose story ends with Damage and Rising “that would then dovetail with the Crows’ stories, the way that we did a prequel to [Six of Crows] that lands here in Shadow and Bone in Season 1.” In order that the present would proceed the story of these characters in a method that not solely compliments the occasions of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, but in addition provides followers new adventures for these beloved figures.

Nonetheless Heisserer is conscious that there’s a main character* who’s launched in the sequel to Shadow and Bone who may “foreseeably drive the flagship series at a later time or end up sort of vaulting into a spin-off series.”

So Heisserer is hoping for three to 4 seasons to inform Alina and the Crows’ tales, however is open to persevering with the saga with further seasons or perhaps a spin-off that will cope with Leigh Bardugo’s newest duology, King of Scars.

*We’re not going to call names although Heisserer did as a result of of spoilers for non-book readers.

What Would Shadow and Bone Season 2 Be About?

The obvious reply to that is that Shadow and Bone Season 2 will observe the occasions of the subsequent ebook in the sequence, Siege and Storm. That sequence finds our heroes on the run for a short time earlier than their enemies pounce and introduce them to an much more harmful hunt. Alina additionally meets a charismatic pirate king harboring an enormous secret that might rock the future of Ravka. (Guys, I’m actually making an attempt to tease this ebook with out spoiling it. Simply learn the books, please.)

However what would the Crows be as much as? Properly, Heisserer left Decider with an intriguing idea for Kaz, Inej, and Jesper in Shadow and Bone Season 2…

“I held it back in Season 1, but it’s actually part of the Crows’ mythology: How and why they joined the Dregs. When does Per Haskell come into play?” Heisserer mentioned. “I’m not eliminating that from the mythology here. I’ve just decided that this early, we don’t need them yet and there’s a purpose for it.”

It sounds that very similar to Kaz Brekker himself, Shadow and Bone‘s showrunner has a plan for how this all shakes out in seasons to come. More to come from Decider’s interview with Eric Heisserer in the days forward.

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