THRONE OF GLASS is headed to the small screen!
Another hit Young Adult series is on the way to getting its very own screen adaptation: Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass!
The six book series– currently four books in with the release of Queen of Shadows on September 1st– has been optioned by the Mark Gordon Company, the studio behind Grey’s Anatomy and Ray Donovan, among other shows and movies, according to Publishers Weekly.
Throne of Glass follows 18-year-old Celaena Sardothien, an infamous assassin turned slave recruited by the Crown Prince of Adarlan for chance to be the King’s personal assassin and eventually win back her freedom.
Maas expressed her absolute joy on Twitter, but wasn’t able to share any further details quite yet.
As is the case with all optioned projects, there’s no guarantee that the series will make it into your weekly television line-up. The show will have to be developed, scripted, shopped to networks, and cast just to make a pilot. Typically, after viewing said pilot, the network of choice must decide whether the show is strong enough to go on air. In some cases– like that of Shadowhunters on ABC Family– a network will put enough faith in the show to order a partial or even full season before the pilot’s production. The whole process will likely take quite some time, no matter what.
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.