Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world.


Eric Heisserer
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Series cast summary:
Jessie Mei Li ...  Alina Starkov 16 episodes, 2021-2022
Archie Renaux ...  Malyen Oretsev 16 episodes, 2021-2022
Freddy Carter ...  Kaz Brekker 16 episodes, 2021-2022
Amita Suman ...  Inej Ghafa 16 episodes, 2021-2022
Kit Young Kit Young ...  Jesper Fahey 16 episodes, 2021-2022
Ben Barnes ...  General Kirigan 16 episodes, 2021-2022
Danielle Galligan ...  Nina Zenik 13 episodes, 2021-2022
Calahan Skogman ...  Matthias 12 episodes, 2021-2022
Simon Sears ...  Ivan 7 episodes, 2021
Sujaya Dasgupta ...  Zoya 7 episodes, 2021


In a world where dark forces have taken over, a young mapmaker, Alina Starkov, accidentally discovers that she has the power to change the fate of the war. She is the only one who has the power to summon light and this will make her play a key role in this war. Written by Cinemoviez

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On 2nd October 2019, the cast list for 'Shadow and Bone' was released, announcing Jessie Mei Li would play Alina, Ben Barnes would play General Kirigan and Freddy Carter would play Kaz Brekker, amongst other series regular and recurring role announcements. See more »

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From a watcher who didn't read the books
27 April 2021 | by Expat-in-AmericaSee all my reviews

It's still fantastic, and it makes me wish I'd read them! I usually read a book series before watching the adaptations, but I just found this on Netflix. I did a little research to fill in the holes I may have missed, and I'm sure having read the entire book series would enhance your viewing, but you can definitely watch and enjoy without having done so. It's a beautifully well done series, and the acting is superb (Ben Barnes is always worth a watch). An intriguing premise and a whole new and creative world, in a sea of fantasy options we have available to watch these days (I just recently got hooked on His Dark Materials and The Witcher as well). It won't disappoint, when if you are new to the series.

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Release Date:

23 April 2021 (USA) See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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