BBC to Adapt JK Rowling's 'Cormoran Strike' Novels

JK Rowling shocked the literary world in 2013 when she was revealed as the author of The Cuckoo's Calling, a detective novel published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Cuckoo was just the first installment in a new series from the Harry Potter author, called Cormoran Strike after the series' detective; Rowling followed Cuckoo this year with The Silkworm.

After getting feature film buzz in Hollywood, Deadline reports the novels will instead be adapted for the small screen by BBC One. The drama series will adapt the first two cases starring Cormoran Strike, a war veteran turned detective.

Bronte Film and TV, which previously adapted Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, will produce the series with Rowling collaborating in a capacity yet to be determined. In addition to figuring out the number of episodes needed to tell Strike's story, Rowling and the production companies will have to determine the run time for each of those installments.

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