Created by Eric Heisserer (Lights Out, Arrival), the television show Shadow and Bone first premiered on Netflix in 2021. The series is based on the book franchises Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Hell Bent, Ninth House). The second season of Shadow and Bone was released on March 16th of this year, and fans have been waiting to hear whether the series will be renewed for a third season. According to Comicbook.com, Netflix has just announced that Shadow and Bone has been canceled.
Bardugo, who also served as an executive producer for the series, went to Instagram to share her thoughts. Her post states, “Friends, by now you’ve probably heard that there will be no season 3 for Shadow and Bone and no Six of Crows spinoff. The news hit me hard. I’m heartbroken and deeply disappointed, but I’m also trying to hold onto my very real gratitude.”
She continued, “Most authors never get to see their work adapted. Many who do end up regretting the experience. I’m one of the lucky few who can look at an adaptation with pride and tremendous joy. I am so grateful to our writers, our crew, and our extraordinary cast who are not just wildly talented, but genuinely good people.”
Bardugo then went on to thank her fans: “Most of all I want to say how grateful I am to the folks reading this – whether you found your way to the books first or discovered them through the show, The Grishaverse is a better place because of you and I am so thankful for every tweet, post, comment, review, artwork, fic, tattoo, and cosplay that helped to make all of this possible. We’re book people and that means we never stop imagining that magic can be made real. You are proof of that. Now, I’m going to go have a cry, and maybe a drink, and then see where the story takes us next. No mourners, Leigh.”
Her Instagram post can be viewed below.
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The cast of Shadow and Bone includes Jessie Mei Li (Havoc, Last Night in Soho) as Alina Starkov, Archie Renaux (The Other Zoey, Gold Digger) as Mal Oretsev, Ben Barnes (Dorian Gray, The Punisher) as General Kirigan, Amita Suman (The Outpost, The Sandman) as Inej Ghafa, Freddy Carter (Free Rein, The Convent) as Kaz Brekker, Kit Young (Out of Darkness, The School for Good and Evil) as Jesper Fahey, Danielle Galligan (Lakelands, Strangers in the Park) as Nina Zenik, Calahan Skogman (G.I. Jose) as Matthias Helvar, Jack Wolfe (The Magic Flute, Hetty Feather) as Wylan Hendricks, and many more.