It’s not often that we look forward to adaptations anymore, because let us all be honest – most of them are shit. They are over acted, over produced, and stray way too far from the storylines that we loved from the books.
But when it comes to adaptations, one place that we have found that loves to do them right is Netflix.
Shadow and Bone, the highly anticipated adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s novel is all shot and now Netflix has narrowed down when we’ll be able to see it.
We know that it will be eight episodes, all at one hour a piece. The adaptation stars Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), Ben Barnes (General Kirigan), Sujaya Dasgupta (Zoya Nazyalensky), Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik), Daisy Head (Genya Safin), Simon Sears (Ivan), Calahan Skogman (Matthias Helvar), Zoë Wanamaker (Baghra), Kevin Eldon (The Apparat), Julian Kostov (Fedyor), Luke Pasqualino (David), Jasmine Blackborow (Marie), and Gabrielle Brooks (Nadia).
If you aren’t familiar with the series the official synopsis for the adaptation is, “Based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.”
That teaser is beautiful! I don’t know about you all, but I can’t wait to see it! Are you excited for Shadow & Bone?