On Monday, TV Line announced that Hulu is no longer moving forward with the previously announced adaptation of A Court of Thorns and Roses. The hugely popular book series, written by author Sarah J. Maas, is a BookTok darling and seemed like a huge catch for the streamer. It’s currently unclear why the series is currently not moving forward, however, TV Line also confirmed 20th Television/Disney currently have no plans to shop the project to other outlets. The decision not to shop the project around could suggest it’ll be reworked/redeveloped at a later time, although that has not been confirmed.
The news of the show’s status comes shortly after the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. During his presentation for Disney, Craig Erwich, president of Disney Television Group, was asked to comment on the status of A Court of Thorns and Roses. However, at the time, Erwich simply noted that there wasn’t much he could share. “That show has been in development, but I don’t have any news to share today.”
The show was being developed by Ronald D. Moore and Maas. It’s of note, as of November, Moore had told TV Line that the project was still in development, explaining they had written some scripts. At the time, Moore told the outlet they were waiting before things really moved forward. “I think the whole town is kind of waiting to see if we have actors before things really move forward, but it’s still in development.”
Source: TV Line