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  • The Shadow Fold.

  • A scar on the map

  • that tore our country in two.

  • In we go.

  • I fell in love with Shadow and Bone.

  • Bring the light.

  • Every chapter had a propulsiveness to it.

  • For this show, we've taken the stories of Shadow and Bone,

  • and we've taken the characters of Six of Crows,

  • and we've brought them together in this really extraordinary way.

  • Shadow and Bone takes place in a world very much inspired

  • by Tsarist Russia of the early 1800s,

  • and this countryRavka, has been torn in two

  • by a swath of darkness called the Shadow Fold.

  • To the north, you have Fjerda,

  • to the south, the Shu Han.

  • And these borders are constantly shifting,

  • depending on who is winning or losing the war.

  • Alina?

  • In the Ravkan First Army, we find our heroine,

  • Alina, and her best friend, Mal.

  • They are, really, grunts of the First Army

  • that feel a lot like cannon fodder.

  • -When did you get in? -Yesterday.

  • Everyone's getting their assignments.

  • They've been through everything together.

  • Both grew up in the same orphanage.

  • And they're in the army.

  • Their relationship is so true and earnest.

  • They really do care about each other.

  • If it goes wrong, come back.

  • Ravka has really failed to industrialize,

  • so they're not gonna win this fight in the long term,

  • but the thing that has kept them safe

  • is not the First Army but the Second Army.

  • This is made up of people known as the Grisha,

  • and Grisha have unique powers.

  • There are three principal orders of the Grisha.

  • The Etherialki, the Materialki,

  • and the Corporalki.

  • The Etherialki are Summoners

  • who essentially can manipulate the elements.

  • Fire, water, air.

  • The Materialki are Fabrikators,

  • and they can manipulate physical materials and chemicals.

  • Then you have Corporalki. They can manipulate

  • the human body itself.

  • They can heal you or speed up or slow down your heart rate.

  • Then you have General Kirigan, commander of the Second Army,

  • who is the one person

  • who can manipulate shadow and darkness

  • and use it as a weapon.

  • The Western side of Ravka is doing its best to sustain

  • the East with various supply runs and whatnot,

  • but the way to get anything in or out of Ravka,

  • quite often, is straight through this Fold.

  • Crossing the Fold is potentially lethal

  • because it's not only traversing

  • a massive swath of pure darkness,

  • but it's darkness that's populated by these creatures, the volcra,

  • who most definitely want to kill and eat you.

  • The one hope for Ravka

  • is a myth called the Sun Summoner,

  • and whoever he or she may be

  • has the power to harness pure sunlight

  • and banish the Shadow Fold forever.

  • Early in the story, Alina Starkov and Mal

  • are attacked while crossing the Fold.

  • And Alina reveals a power to summon light.

  • She is the one.

  • She is the Sun Summoner, which is extraordinary.

  • What this power does is put her on a collision course

  • with some of the most powerful people in the kingdom.

  • Then we get to Ketterdam,

  • a place crammed

  • with ruthless criminals and grifters.

  • This is where we meet theSix of Crows,

  • led by Kaz Brekker, the rising star in the criminal underworld.

  • In my gang, we have Jesper,

  • who's the sharpshooter, and Inej, who's the Wraith.

  • People want to make money in Ketterdam,

  • and the Crows can con you in ways

  • you will never ever know.

  • And so this group, this gang, find out about Alina Starkov

  • who's just been discovered as the Sun Summoner.

  • So our story starts to interweave.

  • The prize is one million kruge.

  • Now bring me Alina Starkov.

  • Much in the same way that Stranger Things

  • is always character-anchored storytelling

  • against a backdrop of genre,

  • Shadow and Bone is rooted against a backdrop

  • of wonder and magic and adventure and scope.

  • We've got amazing stunt sequences

  • and drama sequences

  • but also these really lovely human story lines.

  • -No! -Alina!

  • They have built something that is going to feel incredibly familiar

  • and that is so true to the heart of the stories

  • but is going to give the fans of these series

  • something entirely new and thrilling.

  • Now the work begins.

The Shadow Fold.

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