Ben Barnes Teases Darkling’s ‘Loneliness’ in ‘Shadow and Bone’ Season 2

Shadow and Bone will quickly be returning for its second season, with Netflix confirming on Thursday, December 8, that the brand new batch of episodes of the fantasy sequence would land on the streaming platform on Thursday, March 16.

Actor Ben Barnes has teased with Newsweek what followers can count on from his character General Kirigan, referred to as The Darkling in Leigh Bardugo’s novels, within the forthcoming episodes.

Season 1 ended on the dramatic second the place The Darkling staggered out of The Fold following his battle towards Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) and others. Scarred however alive, Kirigan had shadow-like monsters referred to as nichevo’ya following him as he retreated again to the Little Palace to get well his energy.

Ben Barnes Teases ‘Shadow and Bone’ Season 2

Ben Barnes in Shadow and Bone
Ben Barnes as General Kirigan, aka The Darkling, in “Shadow and Bone” Season 2. The actor teased with Newsweek what’s to come back for his character within the new episodes.

Barnes spoke with Newsweek forward of the discharge of his episode of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities in October, and though he joked that he couldn’t reveal a lot about Shadow and Bone “on pain of death” he did tease a bit of of what was to come back for the villain.

Season 2 will draw inspiration from Bardugo’s second guide in her Shadow and Bone trilogy, titled “Siege and Storm,” in addition to from the primary guide in her Six of Crows duology. In the guide, The Darkling seems on and off all through, however within the present the character will probably be expanded upon, the actor mentioned.

“I will say that, I think I’ve said before, that the character in the books becomes quite sort of emblematic after the first one, right? Representative of something dark,” Barnes informed Newsweek.

“So there has been a lot of efforts to try to still make him a real character, and, much like everything I’ve been talking about with [Cabinet of Curiosities], is just to explore the depths of his feeling and his ideology and his loneliness, and all of those things that motivate him, that drive him.”

The actor added that Season 2 may even study “the connections that he has and doesn’t have, and the things that he feels and doesn’t feel.”

“I think that my focus for the five months that we were up there [filming] was to champion those things, and our showrunners [Eric Heisserer and Daegan Fryklind] were so collaborative with me in helping design that, which is a real privilege,” The Punisher star went on.

“I haven’t seen much of the second season, but what I have seen is really exciting and it’s obviously a huge world and it’s got so many more characters and, yea, I think it’s gonna be great.”

The Netflix present’s second season will certainly introduce a number of new characters that followers of the guide will know and love, together with Nikolai Lantsov (Patrick Gibson), twins Tolya Yul-Bataar (Lewis Tan) and Tamar Kir-Bataar (Anna Leong Brophy), and Wylan Hendricks (Jack Wolfe) whose surname is Van Eck within the novels.

Shadow and Bone Season 2 premieres on Netflix on Thursday, March 16.

Archie Renaux, Jessie Mei Li, Patrick Gibson, Danielle Galligan, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young, and Jack Wolfe in “Shadow and Bone” Season 2.

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