Netflix is giving us a peek behind the veil of the Grishaverse with the first look at images from Shadow and Bone. The images were shared exclusively through Entertainment Weekly and reveal the show’s major characters. The official Twitter for Shadow and Bone also shared six character posters for us to ogle over as well! The series is based on the best-selling novels from Leigh Bardugo, who is also serving as executive producer alongside Eric Heisserer.

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The high fantasy series follows a war-torn world where a lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) has unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. In the series, we will watch as Alina trains to be a part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. She was torn from everything she knew as the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looms closer. She will learn that nothing in this lavish world is truly what it seems.

The EW images introduce us to eight key characters including Alina Starkov, Malyen Oretsev (Archie Renaux), General Kirigan (Ben Barnes), Jesper Fahey (Kit Young), Inej Ghafa (Amita Suman), Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter), Nina Zenik (Danielle Galligan) and Matthias Helvar (Calahan Skogman). In the article, Leigh Bardugo explains why each of these characters are so important and we highly suggest heading over there and reading the interview.

Shadow and Bone will release on Netflix on April 23, 2021. Check out the images below and let us know how excited you are to get a glimpse into the Grishverse!

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Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) aboard a sand skiff in Shadow and Bone.

SHADOW AND BONE (L to R) JESSIE MEI LI as ALINA STARKOV Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021

Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) and Malyen Oretsev (Archie Renaux) walking together and laughing in Shadow and Bone.

SHADOW AND BONE (L to R) ARCHIE RENAUX as MALYEN ORETSEV and JESSIE MEI LI as ALINA STARKOV Cr. DAVID APPLEBY/NETFLIX © 2021

General Kirigan (Ben Barnes) in his quarters in Shadow and Bone.

SHADOW AND BONE (L to R) BEN BARNES as THE DARKLING / GENERAL KIRIGAN Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021

Inej Ghafa (Amita Suman) sitting back and playing with a knife in Shadow and Bone.

SHADOW AND BONE (L to R) AMITA SUMAN as INEJ GHAFA Cr. DAVID APPLEBY/NETFLIX © 2021

The Six Crows gang with Jesper Fahey (Kit Young), Inej (Amita Suman) and Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter) standing together in Shadow and Bone.

SHADOW AND BONE (L to R) KIT YOUNG as JESPER FAHEY, AMITA SUMAN as INEJ GHAFA and FREDDY CARTER as KAZ BREKKER Cr. DAVID APPLEBY/NETFLIX © 2021

Malyen Oretsev (Archie Renaux) standing out in the snow with a gun in Shadow and Bone.

SHADOW AND BONE (L to R) ARCHIE RENAUX as MALYEN ORETSEV Cr. DAVID APPLEBY/NETFLIX © 2021

Nina Zenik (Danielle Galligan) and Matthias Helvar (Calahan Skogman) sitting together in the snow in Shadow and Bone.

SHADOW AND BONE (L to R) DANIELLE GALLIGAN as NINA ZENIK and CALAHAN SKOGMAN as MATTHIAS Cr. ATTILA SZVACSEK/NETFLIX © 2021

Character poster for Alina Starkov (Jessie Lei Mi).

Alina Starkov Character Poster

Character poster for General Kirign (Ben Barnes).

General Kirigin Character Poster

Character poster for Malyen Oretsev (Archie Renaux)

Malyen Oretsev character poster.

Character poster for Jesper Fahey (Kit Young).

Jesper Fahey character poster.

Character post for Inej Ghafa (Amita Suman)

Inej Ghafa character poster.

Character poster for Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter).

Kaz Brekker character poster.

 

 

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