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(2021– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • A woman says she enjoys a "tumble with another stranger" when she's nervous.
  • One bare bum is briefly (one second or maybe less) shown at the beginning of episode 3.
  • kissing between two male characters in episode 5
  • Sex implied between two men at 19 min and 28 min.
  • Two men engages in a sexual activity but nothing nude.
  • Two men kiss passionately and it is implied that they have sex
  • there is a painting of a nude woman in a character's office
  • A nude man and a woman are sleeping next to each other in blankets, in episode 5, nothing is visible.
  • TV-14 so nothing graphic.
  • A female character makes a comment about 'Zoya' saying she doesn't understand why Zoya would want to be with General Kirigan when Zoya could 'be with me'.
  • Some scenes happened in an adult establishments. Nothing graphic is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is shot quite suddenly in the head. There is a brief explosion of blood before he falls to the ground. Very brief, but quite sudden and could be upsetting to younger viewers.
  • Overall, most of the violence is pretty tame and very little blood is seen. There are multiple moments that are surprisingly violent with some intense deaths, but still don't have much blood for the most part.
  • A man is seen dismembered by magical spell. Quite graphic and the camera points to the dismembered mess for a few seconds afterward.
  • Many instances of animal violence, both real and imaginary. One specifically graphic scene involving the death of a large animal who is then split in half, for those sensitive to hunting, this will be disturbing.
  • Very violent including direct headshot with blood spatter, multiple graphic beheadings, repeated gun battles and deaths, graphic knife fights (lots of stabbings), slashed throat (not graphic but quite a bit of blood).
  • A man is completely sliced in half in battle, intestines visible.
  • A man is graphically stabbed in the back of the head with a thrown knife, killing him.


  • Fantasy slurs relevant to the show's world are used from time to time.
  • infrequent cursing limited to bast*rd and sh*t

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • At one point, a couple of characters are seen drinking and taking shots in a stressful situation.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Multiple times people are attacked by frightening winged creatures in a dark landscape
  • Good instense with a little fighting.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • Alina and General Kirigan have a rather intense kissing scene in the fifth episode which lasts for perhaps a minute or so. During this she is lifted onto a table and he asks her 'Are you sure?', implying sex, but they are interrupted before it goes any further.
  • Jesper and a stable boy make out for a while and then it cuts before anything happens (implied sex) afterwards they discus how 'good it was'. Heavy male/male kissing during scene.
  • A main character *Zoya* makes occasional comments to Alina about Mal, misleading Alina to believe Zoya had "tumbled with Mal"
  • Mal goes to steal some fruit for Alina from a Grisha tent when he comes across Zoya, who flirts with him and says she "enjoys a good tumble with a stranger to calm her nerves"- but he leaves before anything can happen.
  • After Alina leaves the Darkling and the Little palace, Zoya makes her way to General Kirigan and finds him sitting on his bed, where she attempts to seduce him using somewhat suggestive language and implying that she has done this before with him. He denies her and she is outwardly annoyed by it.

Violence & Gore

  • The Darkling severs a Fjerdan man in half. Intestines are seen. A little bit of blood splatters. Brief but intense.
  • A ship traveling through a dark realm known as the Fold is beset upon by large, flying monsters. These monsters grab several people and we can see them being yanked around, thrown in the air, one is ripped apart, and a couple more are stabbed/clawed. One creature is also shot in the head and it dies.
  • In Episode 5, a knife is thrown into the back of a man's head and blood pools around him
  • In Episode 7, multiple men are beheaded by magic. You can see the slightly bloody stumps of their necks and their heads rolling on the ground
  • Alina applies a salve to Mal's open (yet healing) wounds.
  • In Episode 5 a woman's throat is slit and another woman is shot

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