So Netflix just announced the cast for The Shadow and Bone trilogy and Six of Crows duology! I would be lying if I said that I was enthusiastic when I heard that Netflix had bought the rights to the Grishaverse. It’s a fact universally acknowledged that adaptations can be either amazing (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) or truly bad (Divergent). But I am officially happy to say that I changed my mind! And that reason is Mr. Ben Barnes. I think the word love doesn’t begin to cover it. He will forever be my Prince Caspian, he’s the perfect cast for Sirius Black (and the beautiful Dorian Grey). He has an amazing voice, he’s a great actor and seems like a genuinely nice person. And I was so so so excited to learn that he played the Darkling!
I don’t know the other actors and I’m a little surprised for the cast of Alina Starkhov (as the artress looks nothing like the decription in the book) but I’m sure she will live up to the expectations, I can feel it haha. As for the cast of Kaz and Inej, based on appareance alone, I can stay that I am pleased 100%! They respected the diversity present in Bardugo’s work and that is so nice!
Those are some of my favourite characters and it’s always weird seeing beloved characters adapted on the screen when they only existed in your head or fanart but I am very excited and I can’t wait to see how it will all turn out!
- Ben Barnes as General Kirigan (The Darkling)
- Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker
- Jessie Mei Lias Alina Starkov
- Archie Renaux as Malyen “Mal” Oretsev
- Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa
- Kit Young as Jesper Fahey.
Recurring actors also include Sujaya Dasgupta as Zoya Nazyalensky, Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik, Daisy Head as Genya Safin and Simon Sears as Ivan. The series is produced by Eric Heisserer and directed by Lee Toland Krieger (never heard of them, have you?)
Also if you want to see my Review for Shadow and Bone, just click on the link! 🙂
What do you think? Let’s chat in the comments!