Earlier this week, it was announced that Netflix has renewed the small screen adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s ‘Grishaverse‘ fantasy book series Shadow and Bone for a second season.
Now, taking to Twitter, showrunner and executive producer Eric Heisserer has revealed that the scripts for the recently announced second season are already written and he is hoping to start production sooner rather than later.
Finally: At the end of April I took a Twitter hiatus to manage the daunting final month of S2 writing, and it did wonders for my mental health. So I will vanish into the shadows again. Friends, if you've been pinging me here, sorry I missed you!
No mourners, no funerals. 🐐
— Eric Heisserer (on hiatus) (@HIGHzurrer) June 7, 2021
“In January, Netflix sent us off to write the scripts with the hope that we’d get renewed and could hit the ground running. This is common practice, but it’s just as common you do all that writing and don’t get picked up. So we’re lucky and thrilled to continue,” Heisserer states.
In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.
Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), Ben Barnes (General Kirigan), Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik) and Calahan Skogman (Matthias Helvar) are all set to reprise their roles in the second season with additional casting details being revealed at a later date.
The first season of Shadow and Bone is available to stream now on Netflix.