Netflix has revealed a cryptic teaser and an April 2021 release date for new fantasy series Shadow And Bone.
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).
Based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, 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.
Eric Heisserer was show-runner on the series, which shot in Budapest, Hungary, and runs 8 x 1 hours.