J.K. Rowling’s latest adult mystery series, written under pseudonym “Robert Galbraith,” is set to be adapted into a TV series and officially produced by BBC1 this fall.
Currently, the Cormoran Strike Mystery Series contains 3 novels: The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and the upcoming Career of Evil (to be published on October 20, 2015). Reportedly, Rowling plans to write at least 7, so if the show airs and is well-received (but come on, it’s Rowling, mystery, and the BBC, so it has to be good), it could very well be the long, detailed type of series that many Harry Potter fans craved for that adaptation.
BBC executives made the announcement on Tuesday evening, during a celebration of their fall TV launches. The show will air among a fall lineup that includes a retelling of the fall of Troy, Dickensian, from the world of Charles Dickens, and adaptations of the novels To Sir with Love and Rush of Blood, as revealed by The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
This past March, the BBC adapted Rowling’s other post-Potter work, The Casual Vacancy, into a mini-series that did not receive much buzz. Hopefully the Cormoran Strike series will translate well onto screen and receive more viewership, praise, and success.
THR succinctly describes the series as: ”War veteran-turned-private detective Strike investigates crimes with his female assistant Robin.” Bronte Film and Television, which produced The Casual Vacancy, will also produce this series. Sarah Phelps, who worked on The Casual Vacancy adaptation, is set to adapt The Cuckoo’s Calling, and Ben Richards (The Tunnel) is signed on to adapt The Silkworm. Julian Farino, known best for his work on Entourage, will direct.
The Huffington Post reported that Rowling will oversee the creation of this series as Executive Producer.