Netflix’s Shadow and Bone has taken on the unenviable task of combining two different book series set in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse. Characters and plots from Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone trilogy and Six of Crows duology blend together in the Netflix adaptation. While it’s been exciting to see characters who would have never interacted on the page have adventures together on the screen, it’s a lot to pack into a single series. Happily, series showrunner Eric Heisserer has told Entertainment Weekly he’s been developing a Six of Crows spinoff.
A Six of Crows spinoff would put the spotlight on the Crows of Ketterdam. We love those messy, crafty Crows, so we couldn’t be more happy about this news. Kaz, Inej, Jesper, and everyone else have shone in Shadow and Bone. Imagine a whole series focused on their world. As the Shadow and Bone series is mostly focused on Alina Starkov’s story, a Six of Crows spinoff would pull directly from that duology. That means we’d get the Ice Court heist and the jurda parem plot.
Heisserer told EW some of the spinoff would take place during Shadow and Bone‘s season two finale (season two dropped on Netflix on March 16) and that they have scripts ready for a full season. He said:
One of the reasons, not all of them, that I got the privilege of working with Daegan Fryklind as co-showrunner in season 2 is that I was busy with the writers’ room for Six of Crows. We are ready to launch that as its own story. The eight-episode scripts are phenomenal and I’m really proud of my team for those.
The Six of Crows spinoff is still in early stages. Netflix hasn’t greenlit anything. But we know we have a phenomenal cast in place as the Crows. The world is already set up. We hope all of the characters get space for their stories. Then maybe we can talk about the King of Scars duology spinoff.