Everyone was waiting for Netflix to announce a third season for the show Shadow and Bone at its virtual upfronts presentation on May 17, 2023. While Ginny and Georgia and Virgin River were renewed and release dates were given for other new seasons, like Virgin River season 5, Netflix didn’t comment on anything about Shadow and Bone season 3, which was, to say the least, disappointing for fans.

Shadow and Bone season 2 premiered on Netflix in March 2023. It is one of the best shows on Netflix so far this year. According to reports, fans binge-watched the second season of the Netflix original show, and now everyone is eager to know about what follows in season 3.

Following the premiere of the first season of Shadow and Bone in April 2021, fans had to wait almost two years for the second season. For season 3, the schedule is likely to be the same. The most recent change happened on May 18, 2023.


Shadow and Bone Season 3 won’t be coming out as of now.

Shadow and Bone Season 3 - What's the Renewal Status? Everything We Know So Far

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any announcement for the renewal of “Shadow and Bone” season 3, and it’s starting to get a little worrying. We’re not saying it’s going to be canceled, but renewals usually happen about two months after the first episode of a season. So all we can do is cross our fingers and hope there are enough viewers for a third season and a possible Six of Crows spinoff.

It will probably be a few months before Netflix announced season 3 of Shadow and Bone. Ginny and Georgia season 2 first aired in early January. It’s one of Netflix‘s most popular shows ever, and it just got renewed for seasons 3 and 4, four months after its premiere.

Shadow and Bone fans, don’t lose any hope and keep on making people aware of the show. So far, things don’t look so good but there is always hope.


Is Shadow and Bone canceled?

Shadow and Bone Season 3 - What's the Renewal Status? Everything We Know So Far

Fans have watched about 50.4 million hours of Shadow and Bone season 2, as per Netflix. That’s not a bad number at all, but it’s not nearly as high as some of the recent big Netflix hits.

About 150 million hours of season 3 of Outer Banks were watched in the first week. The Night Agent was watched for almost 170 million hours in its first week. Ginny and Georgia season 3 was watched for more than 160 million hours. Unfortunately, that number makes it likely that the third season of Shadow and Bone might not be a thing.

Overall, the lower viewership numbers are still higher than we’ve seen for many Netflix shows that have been canceled. If Shadow and Bone season 2 viewership is good enough, that indicates a lot to Netflix about how much people appreciate it, despite the total number of people watching it isn’t as high as for the bigger hits.


When can we expect season 3 of Shadows and Bone?

Assuming “Shadow and Bone” gets renewed for a third season, considering that it’s a big “IF” as of now, it’s likely going to be another long wait. It could be said that at least 18 months would pass between seasons 2 and 3 of the show. Between the first two seasons, fans had to wait 23 months. Even though they covered a lot of ground in season 2, there’s still room to go deeper into the story, and they could use a lot of the same sets from the first season.

Despite cutting six months off the production schedule, the timeline would probably be a lot shorter. At this point, it’s hard to say that Shadow and Bone season 3 would be coming out before the fall or winter of 2024.

The interesting thing to note is that the WGA strike is still going on. This means that even if Shadow and Bone was renewed, season 3 wouldn’t go through the writing phase until the strike was over. We know that the scripts for Six of Crows are done, but we have no idea if season 3 of Shadow and Bone has been written or not. That might slow down preproduction.

Due to all of these things going on right now, including a possible SAG strike, we’re putting the release date prediction for Shadow and Bone season 3 to late 2024.


What could season 3 of Shadow and Bone possibly be about?

We know that the Six of Crows story won’t be continued in Shadow and Bone season 3. If that happens, it will be its own thing. We also saw a pretty big change between the end of season 2 of Shadow and Bone and the end of the books. Mal and Alina parted ways, and someone tried to kill King Nikolai during his coronation. We also see Alina start to like using her powers. Oh boy!

If season 3 happens, it will probably cover Bardugo’s books, King of Scars and Rule of Wolves. Even though Alina isn’t as involved in the books, it looks like that’s the plan since Nikolai is hurt and the bee lands on Zoya in the last book.

So far, that’s all we know about season 3 of Shadow and Bone. Keep an eye out for news about a possible season. Shadow and Bone is one of the best shows currently on Netflix.


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