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Looks like Hulu is diving head deep into the fantasy genre. It was announced today that Hulu has ordered a pilot for a TV adaptation of Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the series, Throne of Glass is a young adult fantasy series that is partially inspired by the tale of Cinderella, and focuses on the main character Celaena. She is an assassin who gets thrown into a contest by the king in order to win her freedom or she faces a lifetime in prison. The official synopsis for the first book in the series can is as follows:

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, Celaena, an assassin, is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass—and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

via sarahjmaas.com

Anna Forester, known for her work on Starz’s Outlander series and for her recent work on the new Underworld: Blood Wars movie, has been tapped to direct the pilot. Writer Kira Snyder will be writing the script for the pilot. She’s had some experience writing young adult stuff, having worked on The CW’s The 100 series.

There is no news yet as to when the pilot will premiere. However, should the series get picked up, you need to understand that it will not be viewed for free. As we reported about a month ago here, Hulu is ending their free streaming service. If you are interested in the series, you’ll need to sign up for a paid membership similar to streaming websites like Netflix and Amazon.

What do you think about this news? Have you read the Throne of Glass series before? How do you think Hulu’s change in streaming service will influence the success of the pilot? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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  • When was hulu ever free? I have paid for the service for several years. Hulu isn’t competing with Netflix just yet. They serve two different purposes. Hulu is current shows, Netflix is markedly delayed. The day, coming soon, when Netflix airs programming the same week as the original air date on another network, then they will be in competition.

    • Hulu used to be completely free around 2008 when I was in high school, but the content offered was completely different compared to what is offered now.

  • I for one am completely ecstatic that they are making this book series into live action. I really hope that they do it justice which is typically difficult when adapting from a book. I’m a big fan of ‘Outlander’ so hopefully Anna Forester will add that element to the pilot. I will be on the look out for more updates regarding the status of this…. 🙂

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