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A Court of Thorns and Roses is adapted by Moore from the bestselling series of novels by Sarah J. Maas, who's co-writing the series with him. Per Deadline, the show was originally announced back in March of 2021. At that time, Maas took to Instagram to confirm that the pilot was in the works. “I’m currently hard at work writing the pilot with Ron,” she wrote in the post, calling Moore one of her "creative idols."
The book series, which started life in 2015, is described as a blend of epic romance, adventure and political intrigue, and is loosely modeled after Beauty and the Beast. The protagonist is a huntress who agrees to travel to a magical realm with a faerie lord, in exchange for her family's safety. But during their quest, her reluctant allyship with him turns into love, and she's forced to ultimately fight for that love when an ancient curse threatens to destroy the faerie and human realms.
Craig Erwich, President of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, discussed the series at this week's Television Critics Association press tour. "The books are a great roadmap for what I think will be a very successful series," Erwich said. "I haven't read the material yet, although I'm very aware of a lot of the conversations going on with the show... Ron is truly one of the visionaries of that genre."
Assuming the series is a success, there's plenty of material for future seasons. Maas has written a total of five books so far—the most recent, A Court of Silver Flames, was published last February. There's no word yet on when A Court of Thorns and Roses will reach our screens, but watch this space!
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