Hulu's “A Court of Thorns and Roses” TV adaptation is not dead

The adaptation of Sarah J. Maas' romantasy novels is still in development despite recent reports of its cancellation.

This news is more roses than thorns for A Court of Thorns and Roses fans — Hulu's TV adaptation of Sarah J. Maas' highly-popular romantasy book series is not dead, despite recent reports stating otherwise.

Sources close to the situation confirmed to EW that the long-delayed project has not been scrapped and is still in development. So don't worry, ACOTAR fans — the magic of an onscreen adaptation is still on track to become reality.



On Monday, reported that the TV series was no longer in development at Hulu and that it was also not being shopped around to other streaming services or networks. Variety originally reported that the news was accurate, but later recanted that confirmation.

The book series began with Maas' titular first novel released in 2015, followed by A Court of Mist and FuryA Court of Wings and Ruin, novella A Court of Frost and Starlight, and A Court of Silver Flames. The romance/fantasy story centers on three human sisters — Feyre, Nesta, and Elain Archeron — who are thrown into the magical and deadly world of Prythian after Feyre murders a faerie wolf in the woods. As a result, she's swept into the high-stakes political workings of the different High Lords of the land, falls in love, and works to stop a war that could annihilate all her fellow humans.

Hulu's TV show adaptation was first announced in 2021 with Outlander's Ron Moore as showrunner. In a since-deleted Instagram post, Maas announced that she and Moore will work together co-adapt her novels. "So, it's official (and thank you, Josh, for accidentally spilling the beans!): Ron Moore (creator of Outlander and one of my creative idols) and I will co-adapt ACOTAR as a tv show for Hulu!" Maas wrote. "I'm currently hard at work writing the pilot with Ron (!!!!!), and while there is SO much more news to share with you guys about bringing this series to life, it just feels so great to finally be able to talk about this! Stay tuned for more details!!"

Maas has also written two other series: The completed Throne of Glass books as well as the ongoing Crescent City novels, of which the latest, House of Flame and Shadow, was released last month and featured ACOTAR characters in a highly-anticipated crossover event.

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