‘Shadow & Bone’: Could a ‘Six of Crows’ Spinoff Fix What Season 2 Did Wrong?

Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for Bone-2021-movie-posters/”>Shadow and Bone Season 2 as well as major spoilers for the Six of Crow duology.Shadow and Bone’s choice to adapt author Leigh Bardugo’s original Grishaverse trilogy while simultaneously including characters from the trilogy’s first spin-off, Six of Crows, was always going to be tricky.

For one, the events of Shadow and Bone take place years before the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom duology, and the main characters never meet.

Including the Crows in Season 1 meant inventing new storylines and a plausible reason for their collision course with Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li).

Many praised the integration, however, and highlighted the Crows — Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter), Inej Ghafa (Amita Suman), and Jesper Fahey (Kit Young) — as the Netflix series’ strongest element by far.

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