Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Netflix Announces Premiere Date for New Drama 'Shadow and Bone' Starring Jessie Mei Li and Ben Barnes

Netflix has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original drama series Shadow and Bone based on the novels by Leigh Bardugo.

All 8 episodes of the first season will be available on Friday, April 23.

Set in a war-torn world, lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. 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 finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.

The drama stars Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young, Ben Barnes, Sujaya Dasgupta, Danielle Galligan, Daisy Head, Simon Sears, Calahan Skogman, Zoë Wanamaker, Kevin Eldon, Julian Kostov, Luke Pasqualino, Jasmine Blackborow and Gabrielle Brooks.

Eric Heisserer developed the drama. He executive produces with Bardugo, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen, Josh Barry, Pouya Shahbazian and director Lee Toland Krieger. 21 Laps Entertainment produces in association with Netflix.