IGN exclusively revealed the first teaser trailer from the series as part of an in-depth panel and Q&A with Bardugo, showrunner Eric Heisserer, and cast members Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, and Kit Young, uniting the cast and producers for their first public interview about the show.
Watch the cast and creators react to the Shadow and Bone teaser trailer and break down the biggest moments in the video below:
Here’s how Netflix describes the ambitious new series: “Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.”
Shadow and Bone premieres April 23 on Netflix.