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Netflix Reveals ‘Shadow And Bone’ Cast, For ‘Game of Thrones’-Style Epic Fantasy

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On Thursday, Netflix revealed the Shadow and Bone cast for their upcoming fantasy series. This epic series promises to attract Game of Thrones fans around the world. What is it about and when will it be released?

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Welcome to the Grishaverse!! Shadow and Bone (based on Leigh Bardugo’s book series) has found its cast: @benbarnes as General Kirigan (Darkling), @freddycarter1 as Kaz Brekker, @jessie_mei_li as Alina Starkov, @archierenaux as Malyen Oretsev, @amitasuman_ as Inej, and @kittheyounger as Jesper Fahey.

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Netflix Announces Shadow And Bone Cast

Netflix made a big announcement when they shared on Instagram, “Welcome to the Grishaverse!!”

With this post, they announced the cast for their new fantasy series, Shadow and Bone. The series is based on the books by Leigh Bardugo, and promises to be a contender for the Game of Thrones audience, just like the other Netflix series, The Witcher.

Starring in the new series is Westwood star Ben Barnes, as the sexy and evil General Kirigan (aka the Darkling), Freddy Carter (Wonder Woman) as Kaz Brekker, Jessie Mei Li (Last Night in Soho) as Alina Starkov, Archie Renaux (Voyager) as Malyen Oretsev, Amita Suman (Doctor Who) as Inej, and Kit Young (Endeavour) as Jesper Fahey.

What Is Shadow And Bone About?

Like Game of Thrones, this epic fantasy series is a coming of age story. The story takes place in Ravka, a sort of Eastern-Bloc country that has seen better days. It has been infiltrated by the darkness of the Shadow Fold, where monsters like to feast on humans.

The fate of Ravka depends on one person, Alina Starkov, who can lead the county back to unity and light. Alina is taken to be trained by the Grisha, to lead her people out of darkness.

When Will Netflix Release Shadow And Bone?

When should Shadow and Bone fans expect the new series? Netflix has not made any announcements on when the series should be dropped. One clue is that although the cast has been announced, they have already worked together. According to Yahoo, who shared a statement from author Leigh Bardugo, the cast has already begun working. She has seen the actors take over the roles she has created and she greatly approves of  the Netflix casting. In fact, she calls the casting “pure magic”!

“I was so wary going into this process because these characters have lived in my head for so long. Turns out I had nothing to fear. Watching these actors begin to inhabit these roles has been pure magic.”

In an Instagram post, Bardugo has revealed that she is headed to Budapest next month to see the filming of Shadow and Bone. Again, we don’t know if they have already been filming the series, or if she is checking it out in the midst of filming. Bridgerton author Julia Quinn just visited London on the set of the Shondaland Netflix series. It seems that using bestselling series is Netflix’s recipe for creating new and exciting series.

Shadow and Bone fans, are you excited that the series finally has a cast? Share you comments and be sure to check back with TV Shows Ace on the latest news on Shadow and Bone and other Netflix Series.

Georgia Makitalo

Georgia Makitalo has been a television writer since 2010. She enjoys writing about reality shows with modern adventurers, old cars and modern historians. Whether it be the Bering Sea or a pawn shop in Vegas, she enjoys writing about the characters and fascinating stories.
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