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'Shadow & Bone' Renewed for Season 2, Netflix Reveals How Many Users Watched!

Netflix has announced that Shadow & Bone has been renewed for a second season! If you don’t know, the fantasy series is based on Leigh Bardugo‘s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels/

The streamer also revealed that so many people watched the first season after it debuted a few weeks ago.

Click inside to find out…More Here! »

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'Shadow & Bone' Star Jessie Mei Lei Would Love Alina To Be Queer

Jessie Mei Li has opened up in a new interview about Alina’s sexuality on Shadow and Bone.

Speaking with Digital Spy about the diversity of the fantasy series that was based on Leigh Bardugo‘s book, the -year-old actress recalled how the show amplifies diverse voices.

“I love the way that race is depicted on this show. One of the things, when I was auditioning, was that slight concern of: is this just a diversity tick? Why have you done this?” she first questioned, and added that she “understood it wasn’t just that they wanted a person of color in the lead; they actually wrote Alina’s story to be a reflection of my experiences, and the experiences of Christina [Strain] – she’s Korean-American, she’s one of our writers.”

Click inside to see what Jessie Mei Li shared about Alina being queer on the show…More Here! »

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'Shadow & Bone' Author, Showrunner & Star Open Up About Why Alina's Race Was Changed From The Books

Shadow and Bone fans are well aware that the race of main character Alina Starkov was changed from the books for the new Netflix series, and the showrunner Eric Heisserer and author Leigh Bardugo are revealing why.

In the book, Alina is described as a fair skinned woman, and was teased as a kid for being “pale and sour, like a glass of milk that’s turned.”

For the series, Alina was updated to be half Shu, with Jessie Mei Li cast in the part.

Click inside to see the reason why Alina’s race was changed…More Here! »

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'Shadow & Bone' Gets Full Length Trailer Ahead of Netflix Debut - Watch Now!

The trailer for Shadow and Bone is finally here!

Here’s a synopsis: 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.

The show stars 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).

The show debuts on Netflix on April 23! Check out the trailer…

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Netflix Sets Premiere Date For New Fantasy Series 'Shadow & Bone'

Archie Renaux goes shirtless as he wraps an arm around Jessie Mei Li in this first look still from Netflix‘s upcoming fantasy series, Shadow and Bone.

Based off the book series of the same name by Leigh Bardugo, the series 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.

Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young and Ben Barnes also star in the show.

Shadow and Bone is expected to premiere on Friday, April 23 on the streaming service.

Watch the first look trailer here!

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