Grishaverse fans, we have some fantastic news! Announced today via Deadline, we learned that Leigh Bardugo‘s Grishaverse book series will be adapted for television. Under the title Shadow and Bone, streaming giant Netflix will be bringing not only her Shadow and Bone trilogy to the screen but also her Six of Crows duology. That’s a lot to wrap your head around but here’s what we know so far.
According to Deadline, Eric Heisserer, who wrote Netflix’s current smash hit Birdbox, will be the main source of creativity for the project. Heisserer will serve as showrunner in addition to creating, writing and executive producing it. Bardugo also serves as an executive producer on the project. The eight episode series will follow the story of Alina, a soldier whose hidden powers could save and unite her country. Meanwhile, a group of thugs, thieves, and assassins are at war – and magic won’t be able to save them.
Now as a reader, you’re probably confused as I am. How can the events of Six of Crows coincide with the events of Shadow and Bone since it comes afterwards? They make reference to Alina and her deeds in Six of Crows, so what gives? Well, it’s highly possible we’ll only be seeing certain characters from that series versus the heist plot we saw in the book. What characters? We don’t know, but I have a few hunches. To my fellow Grishaverse fans, let the fancasting begin!
I’m thrilled with this news, to be honest. I would rather the show focus on the plot in Shadow and Bone but if I need to enter Ketterdam to get my Ravka plot then so be it! I’m a bit surprised that it’s only eight episodes long, especially since the two plots will be coinciding with one another. It will be interesting to see it all play out. It’s currently unknown when the series will come to Netflix or start production, but we’ll be waiting with anticipation!
What do you think of the news? Are you excited to enter The Unsea? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for the latest developments on this series.
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