Shadow and Bone season 2 synopsis: What is Shadow and Bone season 2 about?

Shadow and Bone. (L to R) Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev, Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov in episode 201 of Shadow and Bone. Cr. Dávid Lukács/Netflix © 2022
Shadow and Bone. (L to R) Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev, Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov in episode 201 of Shadow and Bone. Cr. Dávid Lukács/Netflix © 2022 /
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Who’s ready to go back to a world full of Grisha, The Darkling, and our favorite team of thieving Crows? I sure am! Shadow and Bone season 2 is almost here, making its eight-episode Netflix debut on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

The next chapter in the story will of course see the return of the main cast members we met in the Netflix hit’s freshman season: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young, Danielle Galligan, Calahan Skogman, plus some exciting newcomers!

So what can you expect from the story this time around? We’ve got the answer for you below!

Shadow and Bone season 2 synopsis

Shadow and Bone season 2 will see Alina (Jessie Mei Li) on the run, as she’s seen as a traitor to some for what happened in the Fold, but still the looked-up-to Sun Summoner to others, per the synopsis. No matter though, she and Mal (Archie Renaux) are going to do all that it takes to find the two amplifiers she needs to take down Kirigan (Ben Barnes), who is not dead after being snatched from the Volcra at the end of season 1.

The Darkling now has “seemingly indestructible” Shadow Monsters at his disposal, as well as “fearsome” new Grisha that make him “more dangerous than ever.” Alina and Mal will have to make allies, this is where the new characters walk in, to take the General down once and for all.

Elsewhere, our beloved Crows make it back home to Ketterdam but they don’t get a warm welcome as they step foot back in the city. The group will also “forge new alliances” and “contend with old rivals and even older grudges” that are dangerous. But you know, it’s all in a typical day’s work for this team! They me back back in Ketterdam, but their journey may just bring them back to the Sun Summoner once again.

What book is Shadow and Bone season 2 based on?

The fantasy television series is based on a trilogy of books of the same name by author Leigh Bardugo. There’s also a duology spinoff set of novels titled Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. The first season of the show combined the stories and events of the Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows novels.

So what about season 2? The sophomore season is combining plot lines from both the second and third Shadow and Bone books: Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising. Entertainment Weekly shares parts of Six of Crows will once again be used in season 2 as well. How much will stay the same and what will be different? This is an adaptation after all. Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s going to be great!

Shadow and Bone season 2 premieres Thursday, March 16, 2023 on Netflix.

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