The TV adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s YA fantasy novels, Shadow and Bone, is set to hit Netflix in April 2021. The first teaser trailer, released today, revealed Morozova’s stag, an ancient and magical creature that roams the wilds of Ravaka. The Netflix adaptation will not only follow the events of the first three Grishaverse books, but will also include new stories for characters in the spinoff duology, Six of Crows.
The first three books in the Grishaverse trilogy take place in the fictional country of Ravaka, which has been plagued by darkness, splitting the nation in two. The story follows Alina Starkov, played by Jessie Mei Lin in the adaptation, a Sun Summoner who can manipulate light. Six of Crows, on the other hand, is set in a completely different country and centers around more dangerous heists.
Eric Heisserer, writer of the sci-fi film Arrival, is the showrunner and executive producer of the series with Lee Toland Krieger, who directed The Age of Adaline, as primary director and an executive producer. Check out the first teaser trailer here!