J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels to be adapted for BBC1

Robert Galbraith crime novel for major adaptation!

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J.K. Rowling’s first crime novel Cormoran Strike, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith is to be adapted for a new BBC One series.

The Harry Potter scribe published the first book in the Cormoran Strike series, The Cuckoo’s Calling (published by Little, Brown) in 2013 which went on to become a critically acclaimed global bestseller and was followed in 2014 by The Silkworm.

The series is produced by Brontë Film and TV, whuch also making J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, a three-part serial which will be aired on BBC One in February 2015.

Rowling will collaborate on Cormoran Strike, with the number and length of episodes to be decided once the creative adaptation process has formally begun.

Neil Blair, Chair of Brontë says: “We’re delighted to be bringing these best-selling novels to the screen and to be working once again alongside the BBC.”

Danny Cohen, Director of BBC Television says : ‘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.’