The extremely anticipated second season of Shadow and Bone is correct across the nook (March 16!) and we’re lastly getting some new footage. After the sneak preview photos a number of months in the past and the excellent New York Comic Con panel, my hype for this fantasy series is at an all time excessive. Shadow and Bone, based mostly on the trilogy by Leigh Bardugo (with a touch of the sequel duology Six of Crows), is simple to observe and perceive, elevating its YA roots right into a collection that’s delightfully enjoyable and filled with characters that you just love and like to hate.
The present follows Alina Starkov, a grisha (mage) on the run from the evil Common Kirigan—an ageless wizard who hopes to take over the nation of Ravka with the assistance of a military of shadow-monsters. Alina and her beau, Mal (the most effective issues this collection did was flip Mal into a likable character; he’s genuinely the most effective elements of the present) must crew up with the bastard prince of Ravka with a view to discover a magic amplifier that can enable her to shut the Fold—the darkish supply of Kirigan’s energy.
We’ve additionally received the Crows, a gaggle of heisty younger adults with money owed over their heads and targets on their again. As they try and go after a thriller drug that amplifies magic, but additionally leaves the magician weakened and probably useless, they’ve received to get an entire new crew collectively.
I’m the audience for this present and I’m consuming it up. The results are good, the characters seem like they’ve grown, and the extra we see of Ketterdam and the Crows the happier I’ll be. The motion is wanting higher than ever, Ben Barnes (Kirigan) remains to be highly regarded, and we get to see Prince Nikolai in particular person, my favourite catastrophe boy.
All episodes of Shadow and Bone season two can be accessible March 16 on Netflix.
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