The Grishaverse

Season 1 of the Netflix fantasy series Shadow and Bone was picked up for an 8-episode season order on January 10, 2019, and was released on April 23, 2021.[1]


Based on Leigh Bardugo's worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.[2]



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Ep. Title Release Date Synopsis
1 A Searing Burst of Light April 23, 2021 Unwilling to be separated from Mal, Alina hatches a plan to join him on a perilous expedition through the Fold. Kaz chases a lead on a lucrative job.
2 We're All Someone's Monster April 23, 2021 Alina’s actions against the Volcra bring her to the attention of General Kirigan. Kaz runs into trouble while looking for safe passage across the Fold.
3 The Making at the Heart of the World April 23, 2021 Ensconced in the lap of luxury among the Grisha, Alina begins her training. The Crows- Kaz, Inej, and Jesper - prepare for their risky journey.
4 Otkazat'sya April 23, 2021 As Kirigan takes Alina into his confidence, Mal volunteers for a dangerous tracking mission, and the Crows plot a heist to get into the Little Palace.
5 Show Me Who You Are April 23, 2021 Alina’s bond with Kirigan grows as royal guests gather for her unveiling. Mal carries news about the stag. Kaz’s scheme hinges on a hidden door.
6 The Heart is an Arrow April 23, 2021 Furious over the Sun Summoner, Kirigan hunts for information. Alina receives a helping hand when she needs it most. Nina warms to a Grisha hunter.
7 The Unsea April 23, 2021 The fate of the stag leaves Alina in an impossible position with Kirigan, whose connection to the Fold - and the power behind it - falls into place.
8 No Mourners April 23, 2021 In the depths of the Fold, Kirigan demonstrates the scope of Alina’s powers, while the Crows cross paths with a stowaway amid a do-or-die undertaking.


  • Production wrapped on the first season on February 28, 2020.[9]
  • On October 2, 2019, key cast members were announced.[10]
  • The series was watched by 55 million member households in its first 28 days and made the Top 10 list in 93 countries around the world, as well as hitting No. 1 in 79 countries including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Spain, South Africa, and the U.S..[11]


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