Netflix’s fantasy drama series, “Shadow and Bone,” based on author Leigh Bardugo’s trilogy of the same name and “Six of Crows” duology, will premiere April 23.
The eight-episode series centers on a lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) with newfound powers who tries to save her home from a powerful, evil force. With the threat of the Shadow Fold on the horizon, she must train with an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha to hone her powers. The series also stars Freddy Carter, Ben Barnes, Archie Renaux and Amita Suman.
Shadow and Bone was based at Origo Studios and was also filmed on various locations in and around Budapest in 2020.
“At the time, the pandemic started rising, “Shadow&Bones“ was just finished, so they could wrap in time and leave by schedule.” – was told us by Origo Studios in Budapest, which with 8 large soundstages, 2 smaller TV sound stages, a green screen stage and additional post production facilities have been providing a strong infrastructure for many productions since its opening 10 years ago.
The Hungarian capital is a high-profile production hub, attracting big-budget feature films as well as high-end TV dramas. Recent productions include Blade Runner 2049 and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which is currently in post-production.