The NYT bestsellers from Leigh Bardugo are coming to Netflix. The video streaming service announced today that the Grishaverse books are scheduled to debut on the service thanks to a new deal that includes eight episodes for the first season.
Eric Heisserer (Bird Box) will adapt and serve as showrunner for the series, which brings together the stories and characters of both “Shadow and Bone” and “Six of Crows,” two overlapping series that take place in Bardugo’s Grishaverse. The series reunites Heisserer with 21 Laps (Stranger Things), who produced his Oscar-nominated film “Arrival.” Pouya Shahbazian (the Divergent series) also serves as an executive producer.
With over 2.5 million copies sold in the English language alone, Bardugo’s Grishaverse books have been translated into 38 languages around the world and counting. A new installment of the Grishaverse, King of Scars, comes out later this month and is available to pre-order right here on Amazon.
Netflix describes the series adding “In a world cleaved in two by a massive barrier of perpetual darkness, where unnatural creatures feast on human flesh, a young soldier uncovers a power that might finally unite her country. But as she struggles to hone her power, dangerous forces plot against her. Thugs, thieves, assassins, and saints are at war now, and it will take more than magic to survive.”
The announcement comes just days after Netflix announced a follow-up season for “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” with Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. That film is based on the popular trilogy by New York Times Bestselling Author Jenny Han. The screenplay for that adaptation will be written by Sofia Alvarez, and comes from Awesomeness Films.
Netflix did not announce a premiere date for either of the two adaptations, so fans will just have to wait a little longer for more information. We will also have more casting announcements on Leigh Bardugo’s series as the show enters into production.