Before we jump into the discussion about Sarah J. Maas’s latest news, I just want to say sorry for not being super active the last few days! I started school (sort of) again last Wednesday and I was away at band camp this last weekend with no wifi or time for reading.
Anyways, right before I left there was an announcement that Hulu will pick up Maas’s Throne of Glass as a TV adaptation under the name “Queen of Shadows”, which is the title of the fourth book in the series, if you are unaware. The Mark Gordon Company has picked up the show and Kira Snyder will write the pilot. Snyder is the writer for The 100 (which I adore). Here is the mini show description I’ve found floating around the internet.
Queen of Shadows follows Celaena Sardothien, a complicated female assassin with a mysterious past who only wants her freedom. Now beholden to an increasingly tyrannous king, Celaena will become a reluctant hero against the multitudes of forces that threaten to destroy her world. Along the way she will make friends, enemies, and lovers, and be wildly underestimated by all of them.
With many book adaptations, this does quite a lot of potential, but due to the natural complexity of the series it also has so much potential to go downhill. To start, I’m not a fan of the mini description provided. I’m not too sure why,but it just seems so cheesy and doesn’t properly represent the book. I also don’t like the fact that the show is called Queen of Shadows. Yes, they stuck with one of the book titles which is so nice, but it feels revealing to me. Almost as if they are going to rush the first several books.
Clearly, at this point we know very little about what is going on, or if the show will even 100% happen, but there is still much to discuss. Let’s start with the pilot episode writer, Kira Snyder. I absolutely love The 100, it’s by far one of my favorite shows, but I’ve heard it’s very different from the books. Although, I’ve also heard that the books aren’t too good. However, ToG definitely are good books so I’d personally love to see them be faithful to the source material.
In a general sense, I’m actually already nervous about the show because TV show adaptations don’t have the best track record with me (looking at you Shadowhunters). AKA they say they’ll stay faithful to the material, and then it barely resembles it. At least it isn’t Freeform (ABC Family) picking up the show this time.
Let me know down in the comments what you think about the possibility of a Throne of Glass TV show! Would you rather see a movie or two per book, or do you like the TV show? Are you excited or nervous? What are your opinions on book adaptations (movies or shows)? I’d love to know!