The BBC announced today that the Cormoran Strike novels, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will become a BBC One television series.
The series will start with the first book in the series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, which was published in 2013 and has Strike investigating the suspicious death of a famous supermodel. Rowling initially wrote the novel under the anonymous Galbraith pseudonym, but had her identity leaked by the law firm partner’s wife’s best friend, who tweeted the revelation. The second novel in the series, The Silkworm, was released in 2014.
Rowling will collaborate on the project in conjunction with BBC and Brontë Film and TV. Brontë Film and TV is also producing Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy adaptation, a three-part series that will air on BBC One in February 2015.
“It’s a wonderful coup for BBC Television to be bringing J.K. Rowling’s latest books to the screen. With the rich character of Cormoran Strike at their heart, these dramas will be event television across the world,” Danny Cohen, Director of BBC Television, said in a statement.