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When will ‘Shadow and Bone’ season 2 be released on Netflix?

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The era of legitimately good adaptations is officially upon us, with shows like Netflix’s Shadow and Bone following the trend Game of Thrones started.

While fans find plenty to nitpick about both series, they are similar in their aims to create and flesh out a rich, engaging world filled with strange magics, evil forces, and unlikely heroes. Shadow and Bone is not a perfect adaptation by any means, but fans of the Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo have largely been delighted to see their treasured story play out on the small screen. 

The blend of two of Bardugo’s series—Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows—was a particularly good decision on Netflix’s part, letting the more mature tones of the Dregs (renamed the Crows for the adaptation) balance out the sometimes YA vibes of protagonist Alina’s (Jessie Mei Li) story. 

The first season of Shadow and Bone was met with broad enthusiasm from fans of both the new series and the book it is based on. It set the stage for an even more exciting second season, one that will hopefully feature even more of anti-hero Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter) and his talented gang, one that fans have been looking forward to since the first season dropped. 

When does season two of Shadow and Bone release?

Season two of Shadow and Bone started filming in Jan. 2022, according to Ben Barnes, the actor behind the shows main antagonist and an official release date was officially announced on Dec. 8.

Initial hopes for the release of Shadow and Bone season two aimed for November or December of 2022, but fans have a bit longer to wait. Production for the season wrapped in early June 2022, according to a delightful video from the cast of the second season, which could have spelled a 2022 release, but the team behind the show decided to push the release into 2023.

Season two is set to arrive on Netflix on March 16, 2023, according to a tweet from the show’s official Twitter account. The season will drop in its entirety on the date, allowing viewers to binge the entire season in one sitting—should they choose to do so—and is set to add a range of hugely-popular characters to the cast.

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Nahila carefully obsesses over all things geekdom and gaming, bringing her embarrassingly expansive expertise to the team at We Got This Covered. She is a Staff Writer and occasional Editor with a focus on comics, video games, and most importantly 'Lord of the Rings,' putting her Bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin to good use. Her work has been featured alongside the greats at NPR, the Daily Dot, and Nautilus Magazine.