But that’s not all we got, we also got some more Shadow and Bone pictures that give us a closer look at some pivotal scenes – and characters. Like Genya, oh, Genya. As well as more pictures of both Alina and Mal in their element – well, at least, in Alina’s case, was was her element, you know …before.
Plus, there’s our first glimpse at that Alina/Darkling connection in actual physical form, and we gotta say, it’s just what we thought it was going to be.
But the entire show is just …gorgeous. And hopefully it can deliver on the promise of the books and make them come alive, even for those who have never read them.
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. Shadow and Bone is a Netflix production from 21 Laps Entertainment, starring Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), and Ben Barnes (General Kirigan).