After waiting for two such years Shadow and Bone Season 3 has been renewed in 2023. Now we can able to face another wait for season 3 of Shadow and Bone, which has been confirmed. The story of the series revolves around the Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone is Netflix’s big-budget fantasy show helmed by Eric Heisserer and starring Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, and Ben Barnes.
The first season was released on Netflix in April 2021, while the second season 2 has almost taken two years later in March 2023.
Shadow and Bone Season 2: Netflix performance
As per the sources, the renewal of Shadow and Bone will come down to the numbers that have given it hasn’t earned itself an early renewal upfront. This is true that after getting huge popularity, every Netflix shows has to meet some parameters among which one of the most important metrics is the completion rate.
Now, we are going to discuss, which releases hourly data for its top 40 shows and movies every Tuesday.
Here’s how its weekly ranking in the Netflix global top 10s looks thus far:
|Week Period||Hours Viewed(M)||Rank||Week in Top 10|
|March 12th, 2023 to March 19th, 2023||50,400,000||2||1|
We have to tell with grief that this is not a massive debut for Shadow and Bone season 2 and the number by itself puts the show instantly at risk, but weeks number 2 and 3 will perhaps be the most important for the show.
We also don’t have any such direct 1-to-1 comparisons with season 1 either. Infact it was released just before we started to receive such hourly data. Back then, now we noted that 55 million people watched season 1 in the first 28 days.
Among the sadness one positive thing is that season 1 saw a big bump in viewership in week 1, meaning people are either introduced to the show for the first time or re-watching. The first season scored 24.07M hours in week 1 of S2 being released.
For the deep illustration, we’ve drawn a comparison that unveils the show’s second season purely to other genre shows in their first week; we can able to see Shadow and Bone is set between two groups of shows thus far, meaning, in our opinion, it’s currently skirting the line.
|Title||Week 1 – Hours in Top 10s||Status|
|Vikings: Valhalla S2||55,350,000||Renewed|
|Shadow And Bone S2||50,400,000||Unknown|
|Raising Dion S2||49,090,000||Canceled|
|Fate: The Winx Saga||48,960,000||Canceled|
|Warrior Nun S2||26,220,000||Canceled|
TelevisionStats.com utilizes multiple metrics across the web containing Wikipedia traffic, IMDb traffic, Twitter, Reddit, and Torrents, to judge what the most “in-demand” shows at any given time. Shadow and Bone seem to be doing well there. This is along with the only being outranked by The Last of Us since season 2 dropped.
On that front, things look decent. Season 2 on RottenTomatoes scored well with critics (just like season 1), with an 84% rating compared to the 89% for season 1. The main fact is this Shadow and Bone comes with IMDb scores for the individual episodes in season 2 ranging from 7.6 to 8.6.
We will say that this is too early to judge whether season 3 of Shadow and Bone is coming or not as there is no such renewal prediction for season 3.
Shadow and Bone Season 3: Expectation
If you go back in the past then you may see several tales of Shadow and Bone in season 3, even though much of the main book trilogy has been adapted. Season 2 has covered much of the events of Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising with the finale of season 2 showing us the Darkling’s death but notably diverges from the books by splitting the pair up and introducing a new darkness into Alina’s world.
The creators of the series have teased that any new season would consist of a mix of new original material while also weaving in some of the King of Scars duology novels.
Netflix Life detailed some of the biggest burning questions for season 3, including:
- Is Alina now a Shadow Summoner?
- What’s happening to Nikolai at the end of Shadow and Bone season 2?
- What is the drug jurda parem that the Crows are trying to stop?
From the first season of the show, we have got many rumors of a Six of Crows spin-off. Eric Heisserer has confirmed these plans to Entertainment Weekly on March 16th, telling the access outlet the spin-off would “be its own little season of fun that our characters would get to be a part of,” and added that it depends largely on the numbers for season 2.
“There’s a lot of work that’s gone into the planning of this. The hope is then we get to act on that planning,” Heisserer told to EW. “But of course, it’s about how well season 2 numbers do. And if so, then Daegan and I will continue to carry the mantle of both shows, which is also helpful because we have a lot of mouths to feed” — in terms of giving screen time to all the actors.”
Shadow and Bone: Destinies on Netflix
After several rumors in 2022, Netflix declared it would be releasing a mobile companion game for Shadow and Bone slated for release in 2023 but clearly wasn’t ready in time for the release of season 2.
The developer of the games, Chimera Entertainment stated:
“Shadow and Bone: Destinies is a single-player role-playing game for Netflix’s gaming service on mobile devices, based on the IP of the same name. Players choose a variety of heroes to journey across the world of the Grishaverse in a story-driven quest to fulfill their destinies. Along the way, they will have to manage scarce resources, uncover clues about their destiny, and interact in a wide variety of events, such as using Grisha magic, stealth, negotiation, and combat. The game could also be described as a modern “choose your own adventure” game, with a healthy dose of RPG and episodic storytelling.”
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