The Cast of 'Shadow and Bone': Get to Know Who's Who

Your primer on the stars of Netflix's fantasy show.

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It's finally time to dive back into the Grishaverse: Season 2 of Shadow and Bone is here. Based on Leigh Bardugo's popular YA series, the Netflix fantasy epic takes place in a war-torn country called Ravka that's split in half by a region of tangible darkness filled with monsters known as the Shadow Fold. Following the first season, which saw mapmaker Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) discover that she has the rare power to summon sunlight and get swept into a conflict that puts the fate of the world in her hands, season 2 continues Alina and her allies' war against General Kirigan (Ben Barnes) to take down the Fold once and for all.

If all the lore isn't enough, the show also introduces a wide cast of characters, including Alina's fellow magic-users, called Grishas, and the group of charming thieves known as the Crows. Most of the cast is made up of rising stars, with the exception of a few alums of beloved franchises and one fan-casting come to life. To help you keep track of the characters, here's your guide to the cast of Shadow and Bone.

Quinci LeGardye
Contributing Culture Editor

Quinci LeGardye is a Contributing Culture Editor who covers TV, movies, Korean entertainment, books, and pop culture. When she isn’t writing or checking Twitter, she’s probably watching the latest K-drama or giving a concert performance in her car.