The latest season of Shadow and Bone drops tomorrow, and the viewers goes to fulfill an entire slew of latest characters from the books—lots of them fan favorites. One character is Sturmhond, an notorious Ravkan privateer who’s secretly prince Nikolai Lantsov of Ravka in disguise. Patrick Gibson, who performs Sturmhond/Nikolai, sat down with io9 at a roundtable press junket and answered a number of questions on his character’s arc within the new season, particularly how his relationship with Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) develops.
“I feel [Nikolai and Alina] are virtually equally matched of their wits and their tenacity and their imaginative and prescient for creating a greater world,” stated Gibson. He laughs, clarifying that he stated “virtually” as a result of whereas the prince could also be necessary, politically, Nikolai is just not a Grisha and his energy is essentially totally different from Alina’s. “I feel they’re completely matched. And he or she’s any individual who, from the primary time that they meet, he simply instantly sees that she’s the right individual for him to be an adjunct to her trigger.”
Gibson additionally acknowledged that Nikolai determined to assist Alina publicly as a result of she was the best individual, and was additionally “a drive for good.” Catch Gibson and Li within the new season of Shadow and Bone as they renew their struggle in opposition to General Kirigan and his shadow military of Nichevo’ya.
Shadow and Bone premieres March 15 on Netflix.
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