Jumping ahead of themselves a little bit early, the creator's of Netflix's newest fantasy series have dropped details of what plans they have for future seasons. *MILD SPOILERS FOR SEASON ONE BELOW*
The first season of 'Shadow and Bone' launched on Netflix last Friday, and has remained in the top spot on the streaming service ever since. The first eight episodes are based on author Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse books, introducing us to characters within the Kingdom of Ravka.
The series has been getting rave reviews by both critics and fans of the original novels on which it is based. We here at entertainment.ie called the series "a really fun adventure that doesn't take itself too seriously".
All hands are pointing towards the series getting a second season green light; Netflix, however, has so far remained tight-lipped on whether or not we should get our hopes up. Whatever the outcome, it's comforting to know that the creators of the series have been thinking about how future seasons could pan out.
Speaking with Collider, writer and executive producer Leigh Bardugo, and showrunner Eric Heisserer laid out their plans should 'Shadow and Bone' get upcoming seasons on Netflix.
Heisserer said that the series could go even further than just three seasons, which was the original plan: "There's a lot for us to cover, of course. It can be far more than three seasons because Leigh's just written so many books and there's a lot of ground for us to cover.
"I feel like this is going to remain strong and healthy even at four seasons and beyond that, who knows? But I feel very nervous talking about that. I feel like I'm the baseball player pointing at the rafters and I have no idea."
Bardugo, who has written seven novels based within the Grishaverse, says that it shouldn't take that many seasons to cover the entire storyline. With season one of 'Shadow and Bone' blending the first two books together, she told the publication: "I would prefer not to get too deeply into specifics. But I will say this, which is that there are currently seven novels in the Grishaverse, not counting the short stories.
"And I don't believe it takes seven seasons to get through that story, because we've created this alternate timeline. But I'm not the showrunner, so we'll see what Eric has in mind."
Finally, Heisserer spoke of his hopes of bringing more members of Kaz's heist team into the fold in 'Shadow and Bone' upcoming seasons. He said: "I would love to talk about what we might get to see from Six of Crows in the second season. I can tease this much that there will be a hundred percent more Wylan. We'd like to introduce him for sure.
"And we would like to spend at least a little bit more time in Ketterdam. We kind of had to yoink our Crows away from that in season one and throw them toward the Fold and beyond for their heist. And I think at least part of next season should be a home game for our team."
The first eight episodes of 'Shadow and Bone' is available to watch on Netflix.