It's official: Shadow and Bone season 2 officially launches on Netflix on March 16, 2023.

As Netflix announced on the streamer's social networks on December 8, the hit fantasy series will return to our screens in the not too distant future. Like its predecessor, Shadow and Bone season 2 features eight episodes, all of which will drop on launch day.

Check out the official announcement in the tweet below, which also includes some preview images:

Shadow and Bone returns on March 16! Here's your first look at Season 2: December 4

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We previously knew that Shadow and Bone season 2 would arrive in 2023, and now we know when one of Netflix's best shows will once again grace us with its presence. And given how much we enjoyed the first season of Shadow and Bone (read our Shadow and Bone review for more), we're definitely looking forward to it.

In a press release, Netflix also revealed the official synopsis for season 2: “Alina Starkov is on the run. A beacon of hope to some and suspected of treason to others, she is determined to end the Shadowfold and save Ravka from ruin.

But General Kirigan has returned to finish what he started. Supported by a terrifying new army of seemingly indestructible ghost monsters and fearsome new Grisha recruits, Kirigan is more dangerous than ever. , Alina and Mal gather their powerful new allies and begin a journey across the continent to find two mythical creatures that will amplify their powers.

Back in Ketterdam, the Ravens must forge new alliances while facing old rivals and even older grudges that threaten not only their place in the Barrel, but their very lives. When presented with the opportunity to mug a mortal, the Ravens once. they again find themselves on a collision course with the legendary Sun Summoner.

"Based on the bestselling Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone returns for a second season of new friendships, new romance, bigger battles, epic adventures, and a shocking family secret that could break it all."

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The second season of Shadow and Bone will see the return of the main cast, including Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Ben Barnes (General Kirigan) and Archie Renaux (Mal Oretsov). This trio is joined by other series regulars Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej Ghafa), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik), Calahan Skogman (Matthias), Daisy Head (Genya Safin) and zoe. Wanamaker (Baghra).

In addition, four new supporting characters will appear in Season 2. Patrick Gibson (Tolkien, The OA), Jack Wolfe (The Witcher), Lewis Tan (Mortal Kombat) and Anna Leong Brophy (Traces) will play fan-favorite characters, Nikolai Lantsov. Wylan Hendriks, Tolya Yul-Battar, and Tamar Kir-Battar.

Like the first season of the series, Shadow and Bone season 2 was written by Eric Heisserer and will adapt several novels from Leigh Bardugo's fantasy book series.

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