Netflix Announces “Shadow and Bone” Cast

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The cast for Netflix’s  TV adaptation of Shadow and Bone has been announced. 

Per the streaming giant the eight part adaptation stars Ben Barnes (Westworld) as General Kirigan, Freddy Carter (Pennyworth) as Kaz Brekker, Jessie Mei Li (Last Night in SoHo) as Alina Starkov, Archie Renaux (Voyagers) as Malyen Oretsev, Amita Suman (The Outpost) as Inej, and Kit Young (Endeavour) as Jesper Fahey. 

Based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling Shadow and Bone and Six f Crows novels, the series follows “a young soldier, Alina Starkov, who discovers she has a power that can unite the world.”

Bardugo said of the casting: “I was so wary going into this process because these characters have lived in my head for so long. Turns out I had nothing to fear. Watching these actors begin to inhabit these roles has been pure magic.”