Netflix's New Fantasy Series 'Shadow and Bone' Looks Magically Delicious

Watch the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's popular Grisha trilogy.

It’s been a minute since Netflix’s last great fantasy show-Season 2 of The Witcher really can’t come soon enough-and if you feel like you absolutely can’t go on much longer without a new magical universe to sink your teeth into, we have great news for you. Shadow and Bone, an adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling fantasy book trilogy, is coming to Netflix on April 23, and the very first trailer looks fantastic.

Shadow and Bone, which is being adapted by Eric Heisserer (the screenwriter of Arrival and Bird Box), follows Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), a cartographer serving in the army of Ravka, a powerful country that long ago was cut in half by the Shadow Fold, a band of darkness that runs nearly the length of the continent and home to deadly monsters. When Starkov’s mysterious Grisha powers emerge and are discovered by the dangerous General Kirigan (Westworld‘s Ben Barnes), she learns that she’s a Sun Summoner, a legendary magic user with power over light itself. She’s spirited away to the Grisha stronghold to learn about her gift and perhaps become powerful enough to erase the Shadow Fold forever. Meanwhile, a band of criminals elsewhere on the continent are summoned to perform an impossible heist, which involves finding a way to cross the deadly Fold itself, in secret.

The show is hugely exciting both for longtime fans of the Grisha books and people who are totally new to the world, and brings to life an exciting and imaginative fantasy world. The eight-episode first season of Shadow and Bone drops on Netflix on April 23.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Emma Stefansky is a staff entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @stefabsky.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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