So we have some casting news about the Shadow and Bone/Six of Crows series coming to Netflix and it looks really good. But it does lead to probably my biggest personal hang- up in YA fantasy casting adaptations.
But first of all Ben Barnes is the Darkling!!! And he’s the only one I’m familiar with though I do like the look of Freddy Carter as Kaz mostly because when I first saw the picture I thought, “Wow! He could either be a total sweetheart or an utter ass…” which is a pretty good Kaz.
But my other main thought was they all look so young.
When I’m reading YA especially fantasy or sci-fi I just age them all up in my head. (Not so easy to do with YA contemporary.) Not just YA either I aged all the ASOIAF characters up in my head because, ew, they really should have been so I was probably the one person in the world whose head characters matched the castings age wise.
But once I get over that shock the cast actually looks really good. Though no offense to the guy playing Mal but I don’t think there’s an adaptation possible where I’d like him but who knows maybe they’ll give him a personality in here.
There have been some names thrown around for the other characters but this is the official so far. I for one cannot way to see Zoya and Matthias. And I’m super excited this series is definitely going forward 🙂