It’s time to cross the Wall: Deadline reports that Ron Moore (Outlander, Battlestar Galactica) and author Sarah J. Maas are adapting Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses series for Hulu. The adaptation “has received a script commitment with significant penalty,” which seems to indicate that Hulu is quite serious about getting in on the epic fantasy television game.
A Court of Thorns and Roses, the first book in the series, is a loose retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” that follows 19-year-old Feyre when she agrees to go live with a Fae lord as penance for having killed one of his shapeshifting men. What she finds in the land of Prythian doesn’t line up with what she’s been told about the Fae—and it seems their magical land has some troubles of its own. There’s a curse, a wicked queen, a terrible underground court, and a mysterious dark lord who comes to play a major role in subsequent books.
The bestselling series—ACOTAR for short—is now five books long, with three novels about Feyre, one shorter novel that serves as a coda to the main story, and the latest book, A Court of Silver Flames, which focuses on Feyre’s sister Nesta.
Maas posted the news on Instagram after her husband “accidentally” spilled the beans. (Really, he didn’t notice that conspicuously labeled script page?) She and Moore are hard at work on the pilot, so there’s no casting or production news to report yet.
In 2016 it was reported that Maas’s other fantasy series, Throne of Glass, was being adapted into a Hulu series that would be called Queen of Shadows (the name of the fourth book in the series). But there’s been no news on that front since, which suggests it’s likely that adaptation is no longer happening.