On March 30, Netflix officially revealed the full-length trailer to the highly-anticipated series Shadow And Bone, which is premiering April 23!
The trailer unveiled more details as to what viewers can expect for orphan Alina Starkov, a mapmaker in the First Army who soon discovers a magical power that can unite her country. She’s soon separated from her childhood friend joining the Grisha elite, but there’s mysterious forces in the background, such as team of thieves who are about to cause trouble for everyone involved.
The Six Of Crows storyline is given more of a spotlight featuring Kaz, Inej, Jesper, even hints as to Nina and Matthias. According to the trailer, the crows are given the opportunity to make 1 million kruge for capturing Alina, which establishes how their stories will intertwine. According to Entertainment Weekly the Crows will be tasked with “capturing the Sun Summoner and smuggling her across the Fold.”
Notable scenes from the trailer include a Alina with her sun summoner powers, her lesson with Baghra, General Kirigan (The Darkling) using his shadow-summoning abilities, even the crows in Ketterdam and the Shadow Fold (or Unsea). The trailer also revealed shots that highlight more of the setting from Ketterdam, to The Little Palace, Unsea, First Army camp and more.
Through a twitter thread, showrunner Eric Heisserer offers insight to exclusive photos that were also revealed across various outlets. The full trailer is available to watch through YouTube.
The show will be starring Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Ben Barnes (General Kirigan), and Archie Renaux (Mal Oretsev) from the original series. Next from the Six Of Crows cast there’s Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), and Amita Suman (Inej Ghafa). Including Nina Zenik (Danielle Galligan) and Matthias (Calahan Skogman).
Shadow And Bone is premiering on Netflix with 8 one-hour episodes.
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo is out now!