Monday, February 1, 2021

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON EPIC FANTASY SERIES SHADOW AND BONE WHICH HITS NETFLIX IN APRIL WITH BEN BARNES AND LUKE PASQUALINO

  SHADOW AND BONE  
NETFLIX EPIC TV SERIES
Although we will have a number of epic television series coming from Russia this year, we will also have an American produced series inspired by imperial Russia: SHADOW AND BONE series, based on the Grishaverse
Shadow and Bone hits Netflix April 2rd
novels by Leigh Bardugo will hit Netflix April 23rd. As Bardugo described herself - the series takes place in a very different kind of fantasy world. Think Imperial Russia, not Medieval England, repeating rifles instead of broadswords. 
 
SHADOW AND BONE season one will see the story adapting two overlapping series in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse: Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows. The eight episode series will, however, differ massively from those two sagas as they had to somehow connect the characters in them within
The series will air in eight hourlong episodes
one TV show. The story is set in a world that is split in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human
The  series is based on Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse novels
flesh. The protagonist is Alina Starkov, a young soldier and a citizen of the Russia inspired Kingdom of Ravka. She unexpectedly uncovers a power that might save her best friend and finally unite her country. As she starts to hone
Ben Barnes is General Kirigan the head of kingdom's magical elite army
it, dangerous forces unite against her and only General Kirigan seems to be willing to help. Thugs, thieves, assassins, and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.
WHO IS IN THE CAST?
With Eric Heisserer as the showrunner, the cast of the series, which managed to wrap its production over in Hungary back in February before the general lockdown, includes (it is strange that the producers have not find it
Alina with her childhood friend Malyen, a gifted tracker
convenient to put Russian actors in the cast but they did put Asian and black actors in a Russia inspired story): Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov, Ben
Malyen's world unravels after a brutal ambush
Barnes as General Kirigan aka The Darkling, Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker aka Dirtyhands, Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev, Kit Young as Jesper
A lethal heartrender and spy Nina Zenik and witch hunter Matthias Helvar
Fahey, Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar, Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik, Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa, Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya Nazyalensky, Daisy Head as Genya Safin, Julian Kostov as Fedyor Kaminsky, Zoë
Sharpshooter Jesper, Inej Ghafa and Kaz Brekker, the criminals
Wanamaker as Baghra, Kevin Eldon as The Apparat, Luke Pasqualino as David Kostyk, Jasmine Blackborow as Marie, Gabrielle Brooks as Nadia Zhabin.

18 comments:

  1. Shadow and bone...the name itself sounds already very intriguing. A Russian story with Asian and black actors...just very Hollywood.

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  2. That Eric dude seems fit 😏 I have Netflix but, don't have much spare time 🤷‍♂️

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    1. Under Eric you probably mean Archie LOL Eric is the showrunner.

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  3. That sounds interesting and one that I might like to watch.

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  4. I'm sure this will be the next blockbuster on Netflix. Hope there will be a second season

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  5. This one sounds OK, but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it. That is odd how they didn't put a Russian actor in it..

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    1. Yes, I find it offensive, if it was the other way around we would have riots. I haven't read the novels, my publisher did publish them here and my colleague who translated them says they are boring as eff, but I wonder if the novels also have this diversity or is it forced in the series to suit the modern agenda.

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  6. I read the books and enjoyed them so will look forward to the series!

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  7. I have the books on my reading list. They've been sitting there for years. I always skip over them in favor of something else. If your college says they are boring AF, then I may just try it on Netflix and finally delete them off my library queue.

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    1. Most of those YA books written in USA are drawn out with the story dragging for ages especially in trilogies. They just have a habit of raping every story until it dies on the floor in a pool of gray nothingness LOL Six of Crows is the trilogy that, in my experience, most people give up on very early in the reading. But all teensy fantasy writers are horrid and talentless. If you wanna read something nice and Russia inspired, read Catherine Arden's The Bear and the Nightingale saga. That one takes you to a whole another world.

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    2. Just added it to my online reading library.

      I agree, they drag stories out, and I'm sure it's because they are hoping the movie studios will pick it up and make them millionaires with the movie rights. My neighbor is writing a trilogy and often mentions about how she hopes to hit it big with the movie studios some day.

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    3. LOL well, she can dream as long as her dream isn't our nightmare... And why do they all write trilogies... I mean, like you never wrote a book before, where does the self assurance that you can write three of them come from? And they all just wanna write not caring whether they actually have something to tell, which they usually don't.

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    4. Mariah read her first book and said it was awful. However, she does get decent reviews on her Amazon and Goodreads profiles, so what do I know? I can't read a book by someone I know personally. I wouldn't be able to put the person that I know aside from the storyteller and it would bother me the whole way through.

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    5. Godreads is mostly female website which means that most of the reviews and marks come from crazed teen girls who wouldn't know quality if it hit them in their empty heads :) But negative comments over there are almost always truthful in my experience.

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