Shadow and Bone: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
Shadow and Bone

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From gorgeous costumes to impressive -- if intimidating -- world-building, Shadow and Bone is certainly as meticulous as its source material, but by folding in unexpected stories it expands the novel's scope to craft an exciting new adventure for fans and newcomers alike.

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 23, 2021

Unwilling to be separated from Mal, Alina hatches a plan to join him on an expedition through the Fold; Kaz chases a job lead.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2021

Alina's actions against the Volcra bring her to the attention of General Kirigan; Kaz runs into trouble while looking for safe passage.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2021

Alina begins her training while ensconced in the lap of luxury among the Grisha; the Crows -- Kaz, Inej and Jesper -- prepare for their risky journey.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2021

As Kirigan takes Alina into his confidence, Mal volunteers for a dangerous tracking mission; the Crows plot a heist to get into the Little Palace.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2021

Alina's bond with Kirigan grows as royal guests gather for her unveiling; Mal carries news about the stag; Kaz's scheme hinges on a hidden door.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2021

Furious over the Sun Summoner, Kirigan hunts for information; Alina receives a helping hand; Nina warms to a Grisha hunter.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2021

The fate of the stag leaves Alina in an impossible position with Kirigan, whose connection to the Fold falls into place.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2021

In the Fold, Kirigan demonstrates the scope of Alina's powers, while the Crows cross paths with a stowaway amid a dangerous undertaking.

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Cast & Crew

Jessie Mei Li
Alina Starkov

Actor
Archie Renaux
Malyen Oretsev

Actor
Freddy Carter
Kaz Brekker

Actor
Amita Suman
Inej

Actor
Kit Young
Jesper Fahey

Actor
Ben Barnes
General Kirigan

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Eric Heisserer
Executive Producer
Shawn Levy
Executive Producer
Dan Levine
Executive Producer
Josh Barry
Executive Producer
Pouya Shahbazian
Executive Producer
Lee Toland Krieger
Executive Producer
Leigh Bardugo
Executive Producer
Dan Cohen
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Shadow and Bone: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Shadow and Bone: Season 1

  • Nov 11, 2021
    I've watched this series twice! I really love this story! I just bought the first book to read. Beautiful fun adventure story.
  • Nov 06, 2021
    Agree with a few people saying that the two characters we are supposed to rooting for the most are the most boring in the entire show. Not going to spoil who the really interesting romance arc involves, but I think people know what I'm talking about I really liked this show, maybe 1 or 2 episodes sandwiched in the middle were "just alright" but it starts and finishes strong enough for me to wonder if I should have given it another half star. I'll definitely be looking forward to season 2.
  • Nov 06, 2021
    While the two main characters are rather boring (despite one being able to literally summon sunlight) and are stuck in a standard and borderline co-dependent "childhood friends fall in love" storyline, there is still enough other things going on to make the show enjoyable. The Crows are easily the standout storyline of the show, and I had to rewatch the season just so I could properly appreciate their earlier scenes. They are fun, morally grey, and just so damn likable. The Darkling is another standout. Because I will never say no to a tall dark and handsome villain. Hopefully Season 2 will give us a bit ore of his backstory so we can see more of his motivations that were only really touched on in the first series. I would also love more scenes with Baghra because Zoe Wannamaker is amazing. All in all, the acting is good, the visuals are amazing, and the plot is so-so. Not the best show out there, but there are worse ways to spend a few hours.
  • Oct 25, 2021
    This had so much more potential, but the main character is boring and dull most of the time. But did have a few interesting parts.
  • Oct 24, 2021
    If you like fantasy shows that have great visuals, then you will be pleased with the production values and epic scenery of Shadow & Bone. If, however, you need a rocking story-line and compelling characters, Shadow & Bone simply doesn't deliver. It's store-brand vanilla in a Haagen-Dazs tub. One or two decent acting performances cannot rescue an overall sense of bland delivery from the cast. If you've watched everything else, and it's raining outside, maybe give it a look - but better off with your knitting.
  • Oct 16, 2021
    nice idea , good visuals, but the story is lacking
  • Sep 24, 2021
    Boring and predictable ya in a time when ya is code for silly
  • Sep 22, 2021
    I need a season 2! Great world building, it has a lot of details of a book but on screen unlike most shows.
  • Sep 13, 2021
    Doesn't do anything original. But does everything right. Can't complain.
  • Sep 06, 2021
    One of the best fantasy series I've watch in a long time!

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