“The Shadow Fold. A scar on the map that tore our country in two. To destroy it, we need a miracle.” We’re getting the first look at footage from Netflix’s upcoming fantasy series Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels.
In the teaser trailer dropped today by Netflix, we meet Alina Starkov, played by Jessie Mei Li, as she unleashes her newfound power, as well as General Kirigan, played by Ben Barnes, as he meets Alina for the first time.
“You and I are going to change the world,” Kirigan tells Alina.
The story takes place 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.
Produced by Stranger Things outfit 21 Laps Entertainment, the series stars Jessie Mei Li (as Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (as Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (as Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (as Inej), Kit Young (as Jesper Fahey), and Ben Barnes (as General Kirigan).
Shadow and Bone premieres April 23 on Netflix.
Watch the trailer above.
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