Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows are two different series within the same universe. They’re both fantasy-adventure franchises that take place in lands inspired by Russia and Amsterdam, respectively. Shadow and Bone revolves around a teenaged orphan soldier’s journey to hone her power, while Six of Crows is a fantasy-infused Ocean’s Eleven-esque heist by an infamous thief and his crew.
While the stories already sound interesting and the books have a fanbase of their own, Netflix is likely hoping Heisserer’s and Levy’s involvement can help the series’ chances. We’re getting inundated with streaming choices, after all, so a great pedigree could drum up enough interest for the show to start with a bang.
This is our head writer and showrunner. It’s always scary to put your work in someone else’s hands, but @HIGHzurrer is a dang genius (and a lovely human) so that helps. #grishaverse #netflix https://t.co/3RRxfmpNd5
— Leigh Bardugo (@LBardugo) January 10, 2019