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Everything We Know So Far About Sarah J. Maas’s Adaptations

Sarah J. Maas captured the hearts of readers with 'Throne of Glass' and 'A Court of Thorns and Roses'. Now, she's taking those series to the screen. Here's what we know so far.
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We fell in love with Sarah J. Maas’s fantasy worlds and characters, and now we’ll finally be able to see them on our screen. Earlier this year, Sarah J. Maas announced A Court of Thorns and Roses would be coming to the screen, and that got everyone talking about her other series, Throne of Glass. So, here’s everything we know about both adaptations.

‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ Adaptation Started Years Ago

In 2015, Tempo Productions optioned the series. Three years later, Constantin Films picked up the rights and started working right away.

Constantin hired up-and-coming writer Rachel Hirons to write the script. Peter Nadermann, Martin Moszkowicz, and Robert Kulzer signed on to be executive producers.

A Court of Thorns and Roses contains all the ingredients of a theatrical experience,” Kulzer said. “We have been working hard to adapt a screenplay which captures the magic and excitement of the books and look forward to finding the right filmmaker for this ambitious project.”

Sarah J. Maas added after the announcement that she was excited to work with Constantin and Tempo.

A Court of Thorns and Roses series original cover art
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‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ Now in Pre-Production

You would think Sarah J. Maas herself would be able to announce the Hulu adaptation, but that honor actually went to her husband, Josh. He accidentally shared the corner of a script cover page in one of his Instagram posts.

Ron Moore, who also adapted Outlander, is attached to the project as executive producer. He will help Sarah J. Maas adapt the book into a screenplay. Maril Davis also joins Maas as executive producer.

The script is currently in development, meaning the release date, casting, and directors are still not decided. It’s still unknown if the series will follow the original trilogy or possibly continue into the later books.

Another concern of fans is whether the show will be marketed towards teenagers or adults because of the mature scenes and themes of the later books.

Despite casting being far in the future, fans have been fan-casting for the series. One popular choice for Feyre is Danielle Rose Russell of Legacies.

Throne of Glass series cover art
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Sadly, after Russell and Maas followed each other on social media, Russell had to leave Instagram because of bullying and harassment. Many fans stood up for the actress as she continued filming season three of Legacies.

‘Throne of Glass’ Probably Shelved

Since the adaptation of Throne of Glass was announced in 2016, it’s been pretty quiet. The announcement said the hit fantasy series was being turned into a television series at Hulu by the Mark Gordon Company.

When the announcement came out, Kira Snyder (The 100) was set to write the script and Anna Foerster (Underworld: Blood Wars) was to direct the pilot episode. Snyder and Foerster were also joined as executive producers by Nick Pepper.

While it was called Queen of Shadows, named after the fourth book, it was set to begin with Throne of Glass and cover the entire series. No news regarding the prequel book was mentioned in the plan.

The last update was in late 2016 and announced the pilot episode would be named “Celaena” after the title character. The project may have been shelved years ago since there hasn’t been any progress or news from Sarah J. Maas or Hulu.

However, if the A Court of Thorns and Roses adaptation does well, Hulu might take a peek at Throne of Glass again. We can only hope, right?