So here I am sitting at my desk with a cup of coffee, attempting to study for my advanced cell biology midterm (and failing miserably) when I get a notification. I will spare you the details of how I got there but I head over to @therealpapamaas on Instagram, who fans of Sarah J Maas will recognize as her husband, Josh. His latest post is a seemingly harmless picture of a sandwich but right there, in the bottom left corner, is a notepad. And when you zoom in, you see the words: “ACOTAR TV Adaptation”.
Cue the fandom exploding into a million pieces.
Sarah just posted a confirmation that the TV adaptation is in the works (seems like Josh accidentally spilled the beans, lol) and I just needed a place to express my excitement because I have been waiting for this for literal years. Rumors of TV adaptations for both A Court of Thorns and Roses as well as Throne of Glass have been swirling for a while but there has never been an official update from our lord and savior SJM. Until now.
There is still very little information on the series, but she has confirmed that she will be co-adapting the books with Ron Moore, who people may recognize for his work on StarTrek. This is obviously comforting because it indicates that she will be heavily involved, and we all know how things tend to go when an author is not consulted on a project (*cough* Percy Jackson *cough*). A quick look at her hashtags also confirms that this will be on Hulu, which I believe also has the rights to Throne of Glass (but don’t take my word on that), so this might only be the beginning of all my dreams coming true.
Obviously, I have so many questions, primarily around casting. There is a lot to discuss here because SJM has been criticized for her lack of diversity in the books. I’m not going to get into that in this post because it’s something I’d like to discuss at another time when I can sit down in less of a frenzy and be more articulate with my opinions. It is, however, a valid question to wonder whether they might steer away from canon in terms of casting or not, especially given the current climate we are in. Shadow and Bone is doing that with their casting, and they’re going as far as changing Alina’s background to being half-Shu. Either way, I’m over the moon about this and cannot wait for more updates to discuss and dissect. If you have read this far, thank you for bearing with my abundance of incoherent joy, and please drop all your thoughts below because I cannot stop thinking about this.