Will there be a Shadow and Bone season 3? Release date speculation and news
Fans are clamouring for more of the Grishaverse.
Shadow and Bone season 2 has come to a dramatic end and naturally, fans of the Grishaverse are already clamouring for a third instalment of the fantasy drama.
The Netflix series, adapted from the books by Leigh Bardugo, has climbed to the top of Netflix's most-watched chart, overtaking hit serial killer drama You.
However, despite its popularity and the fact there is still plenty of source material to adapt in future seasons, the show is yet to be renewed for a third run of episodes.
Shadow and Bone season 2 took fans on quite the journey, with magic, heartbreak and drama galore, as well as a huge cliffhanger ending – and viewers are desperate to know what could happen next.
Read on for everything you need to know about a potential Shadow and Bone season 3.
Will there be a Shadow and Bone season 3?
Shadow and Bone season 3 has not yet been confirmed by Netflix.
However, showrunner Heisserer previously spoke about his hopes for three seasons of the show, telling Collider in 2021: "It was a three-year plan that I laid out, or three-season plan."
Shadow and Bone season 3 release date speculation
There's no confirmation just yet about when a potential season 3 of Shadow and Bone could happen.
Season 1 was released in April 2021, with season 2 coming in March 2023. If Netflix continues on with that schedule, we could see season 3 in spring 2025 (if it's greenlit).
Who could star in a potential Shadow and Bone season 3?
This all depends on who out of our heroes makes it out of season 2. If we're being optimistic, the below cast members could potentially return:
- Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov
- Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev
- Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker
- Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa
- Kit Young as Jesper Fahey
- Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik
- Daisy Head as Genya Safin
- Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar
- Lewis Tan as Tolya Yul-Bataar
- Anna Leong Brophy as Tamar Kir-Bataar
- Jack Wolfe as Wylan Hendriks
- Patrick Gibson as Nikolai Lantsov
- Ben Barnes as General Kirigan
What could be the plot for Shadow and Bone season 3?
Shadow and Bone season 2 closely follows the plot of Bardugo's second novel in the Shadow and Bone trilogy, Siege and Storm, and incorporates elements of the third, Ruin and Rising. It also features plotlines from Bardugo's Six of Crows duology.
It follows that a third season will continue to adapt the books, focusing more on Ruin and Rising and Crooked Kingdom, the crows last entry to the Grishaverse. For now.
Bardugo is yet to write a third book in the Six of Crows series, but she hinted it could be a future project.
She recently told Collider: "A third Six of Crows is a big ‘someday’. I have an idea for the plot of it, and I’ve had it for a long time.
"But for me, the Grishaverse has gotten a little crowded at this point and a little noisy. And there are other projects that I want to work on. And for me, I don’t want to write that book with those characters until I really want to do it.”
Shadow and Bone season 2 is available on Netflix now. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.
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