'Shadow and Bone.'
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'Shadow and Bone' Writers Hint at the Potential 'Six of Crows' Spinoff

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Oct. 3 2022, Updated 5:02 p.m. ET

Book fans and Netflix bingers were delighted when the Shadow and Bone television show was released in April 2021. Audiences have been eager for the second season, but could there be even more on the way?

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Rumor has it that the characters from the Six of Crows novels could be getting their own Shadow and Bone spinoff series — but is the rumor true? Here's what we know.

The Dregs from 'Shadow and Bone.'
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What could a 'Shadow and Bone' spinoff look like?

In Shadow and Bone's Season 1 episodes, fans are introduced to many vibrant characters in a lush fantasy world inspired by Imperial Russia. Some of the most well-beloved characters in both the books and the show are the gang of criminals known as the Dregs, who are all from author Leigh Bardugo's second series of books, which consists of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

When the show was first announced, fans were curious about how the Six of Crows characters would be integrated into Alina's main story arc — the events of the Shadow and Bone books take place several years before Six of Crows. However, now that showrunner Eric Heisserer and Leigh herself have found a way to seamlessly blend the two worlds without fracturing the timeline, it seems odd that Netflix would create a spinoff.

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'Shadow and Bone.'
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That said, The Vulcan Reporter reports that a spinoff has been ordered featuring the Six of Crows characters Kaz Brekker, Inej Ghafa, Jesper Fahey, Nina Zenik, and Matthias Helvar. The report also notes that the spinoff will be developed by Eric Heisserer, although it is unclear when the show will start production or if Leigh will be involved as she was with Shadow and Bone.

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After the first hints at Shadow and Bone Season 2 were revealed during Netflix's TUDUM in September 2022, fans once again asked if the Six of Crows characters would get a spinoff. Several Shadow and Bone writers, including Christina Strain, tweeted, "I seriously can not stress enough just how important it’ll be for people to watch Season 2 of Shadow and Bone," when asked about the Six of Crows project.

Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa in 'Shadow and Bone.'
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When will 'Shadow and Bone's second season be released?

Shadow and Bone's Season 2 has wrapped filming and will be released sometime in 2023, but a specific release date is currently unknown. The show left off with the Dregs returning to their home of Ketterdam and Alina and Mal on the run from the villainous Darkling — who they do not yet know has survived his trip into the Shadow Fold.

Calahan Skogman as Matthias Helvar in 'Shadow and Bone.'
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Fans are eager to see more of the Crows onscreen, especially now that they are all together. However, if they want that spinoff, they'll have to adhere to what the writers say and binge, binge, binge Season 2 of Shadow and Bone!

You can stream Shadow and Bone Season 1 now on Netflix.

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