Netflix has released the official trailer for Shadow and bone prior to its release on the streaming service in April. Based on Leigh Bardugo’s betting novels, the Shadow and bone series was developed for the small screen by Eric Heisserer (BirdhouseIt will be released on April 23, 2021 and you can watch the teaser trailer below.
Shadow and bone takes place in a war-torn world where the humble soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary force that could be the key to liberating her country. 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 discovers that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this opulent world is what it seems. There are dangerous powers at play, including a team of charismatic criminals, and it takes more than magic to survive. “
Lee Tonald Krieger directs. The cast includes Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov, Ben Barnes as General Kirigan, Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker, Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa, Kit Young as Jesper Fahey and Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev. Heisserer executive producer alongside Bardugo, Krieger, Shawn Levy, Pouya Shahbazian, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen and Josh Barry.
Last month Heisserer unveiled some first photos of Shadow and bone to Weekly entertainment and gave some details about the series.
“These photos provide a glimpse into the vast, structured world that Leigh has created in her books,” said Heisserer. “We have worked tirelessly to create a lived-in feel for fictional countries like Ketterdam and Ravka, with made-up languages, uniforms, currencies and artistic choices, from set design to costumes. You are immersed in the Grishaverse as you read, and it is Our I hope both new and existing fans feel the same way when they watch the show. “
Bardugo added, “It’s a story about the people who have been told how much they don’t matter, to prove how much they do. And it was incredible to see that story take shape on such an epic scale, the battles, the magic, but also the relationships between the characters. These pictures give just a small hint of what lies ahead: a mapmaker with an extraordinary gift, the people who want to use her, the tracker who will do everything and the team of criminals and thieves who are about to cause big trouble for everyone involved. “
Heisserer previously found success on Netflix by prescribing the screenplay Birdhouse, a film based on Mosh Malerman’s novel of the same name. Released for the streamer in 2018, the thriller starring Sandra Bullock was an instant hit with Netflix subscribers, attracting more than 26 million viewers in its first week of release. We’ll see if adopting an episodic series of Heisserer and Netflix will produce similar results. All eight episodes of Shadow and bone starts streaming on Netflix on April 23. The teaser trailer is coming to us via Netflix on YouTube.
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