The upcoming Netflix fantasy series SHADOW AND BONE will involve the writer of the wildly popular Bird Box and the executive producer of the wildly popular Stranger Things.
It’s happening, Grisha fans! Netflix has ordered an 8-episode series for Shadow and Bone, which will combine both The Grisha Trilogy and the follow-up Six of Crows Duology stories.
In our opinion, Netflix has been pretty successful in adapting Young Adult novels into a movie (Dumplin‘, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) and a series (13 Reasons Why), so we’re truly excited for this union because we know how awesome this series could be considering the amazing source material, written by the fabulous Leigh Bardugo.
In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.
To add to the excitement is the involvement of screenwriter Eric Heisserer, who wrote the adapted screenplay for the Netflix original thriller Bird Box. Heisserer will take on showrunner duties as well as writing and executive producing. Joining in as executive producer is Shawn Levy. Levy’s most popular involvment with the streaming service is as executive producer for the sci-fi thriller series Stranger Things.
Bardugo herself has signed on as another executive producer, along with several others who are familiar with the genre.
The rights to Shadow and Bone were originally bought by Dreamworks several years ago, but no further news ever came of it. With Netflix, we’re optimistic that this project is going to yet again raise the standards for YA adaptations.