Netflix has filled four key roles for the forthcoming second season of Shadow & Bone, which is now in production.
To celebrate the start of production on the series, Shadow & Bone has added four new actors to its rooster. Joining the cast are Anna Leong Brophy (Back) as Tamar Kir-Bataar, Patrick Gibson (The OA) as Nikolai Lantsov, Lewis Tan (Mortal Kombat) as Tolya Yul-Bataar and Jack Wolfe (The Witcher) as Wylan Hendriks. Along with casting four key roles, the three others have been upped to series regulars for the upcoming season: Danielle Galligan who plays Nina Zenik, Daisy Head who plays Genya Safin and Calahan Skogman who plays Matthias Helvar.
Along with adding new cast members, the series is also making some changes behind the camera. Netflix has announced that Season One writer, Daegan Fryklind, has been upped to co-showrunner for the series alongside Eric Heisserer, who is returning as showrunner. They’ll be working with directors Bola Ogun, Laura Belsey, Karen Gaviola and Mairzee Almas who will all helm episodes for Season Two of Shadow & Bone. The hit Netflix series, which also stars Ben Barnes, is based on the best-selling Grishaverse novels by author Leigh Bardugo, who is an executive producer on the Netflix adaptation.
The Grishaverse novels follow orphan Alina Starkov, a young girl who who possess a sought-after power, across a war-torn world as she flees from the powerful General Kirigan, played by Barnes. The season, consisting of eight episodes, is expected to debut sometime this year.
If you’re new to the Grishaverse, the first season of Shadow & Bone is streaming in full on Netflix now.