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    Here's Everything We Know About The "Shadow & Bone" TV Series So Far

    David J. Peterson, who invented the Dothraki language in the Game of Thrones show, created the fantasy language in Shadow and Bone.

    Every day that passes we are one step closer to seeing Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse come to life! I am dying for this adaption from the behind-the-scenes footage alone.

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    If you're new here, the Grishaverse is comprised of the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. It all started with a Ravkan girl who has the power to unite her country. Bardugo expanded the world with a group of bastards and thieves ruling the canals of Ketterdam, and it just keeps getting better with recent novels. Books in the Grishaverse have sold over 2.5 million copies, been translated in 38 languages to date, and is the latest YA series to be brought to life on the small screen. The TV adaption is helmed by Eric Heisserer (Bird Box) for Netflix. Shadow and Bone has everything I love in fantasy: epic love, delectable villains, charming scoundrels, and girls with the power to change the world. Get ready for your new obsession.

    1. This cast is EVERYTHING and looks like they're ready to take on the Shadow Fold and the mean streets of Ketterdam.

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    If you were on Tumblr sometime in 2012, then you might have come across a breezy thousand fancasts of Ben Barnes as the Darkling. Well, it is 2020 and dreams come true. It's particularly refreshing to see up-and-coming actors get the opportunity to shine with recently announced vets like Zoë Wanamaker. The rest of the main cast is as follows: (left to right) Kit Young will play sharpshooter Jesper Fahey, Freddy Carter will play Kaz "Dirty Hands" Brekker, our girl Alina Starkov will be played by Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux will play Malyen Oretsev, and Amita Suman bring to life Inej Ghafa. *a million heart eyes emojis*

    2. Shadow and Bone was predominately filmed in Budapest.

    3. The actors genuinely seem to love what they are doing and it's clear from their Instagram photos.

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    I stan a cast that loves one another. Seriously, how freaking adorable are they? I'm sure this is the only instance Kaz Brekker has laughed canonically??

    4. David J. Peterson, who invented the Dothraki language in the Game of Thrones show, created the fantasy language in Shadow and Bone.

    5. The actors have really gotten into their roles.

    6. Ben Barnes is listed as having not one, but two roles.

    7. The Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows timelines are likely to be different in the show.

    8. Things change in adaptions but it looks like some details remain the same.

    In Leigh Bargudo's newsletter, she gave a tiny sneak peek into the things she saw. She wrote, "Things I got to see on set: amazing fight choreography, a team of six black horses, actual kruge." As for the words the Crows say, well, I might just burst into tears when I hear them speak them. #NoMournersNoFunerals.

    9. There is no official date yet, but the Netflix pages are live, and they have a message from the actors!

    If you're looking for something to fill the hole left behind by The Witcher, Game of Thrones, and The Magicians, then Shadow and Bone is going to be it. Where else are you going to get a cast that gives you this A+ BONUS content like this video of the Darkling and Matthias dancing to "Get Low" while training in Budapest. We are truly blessed.

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