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BBC to adapt Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike novels

Yesterday it was announced that Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike novels are going to be adapted for a new crime television series that will air on BBC One.

JK Rowling published The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first title in the Cormoran Strike series of novels, under her Robert Galbraith pseudonym in 2013.

Rowling herself will be involved in the project. She announced the news on Twitter last night:

‘My friend @RGalbraith‘s first novel is going to be a TV drama on @BBCOne. He’s very excited, but expressing it with characteristic silence.’

The Cuckoo’s Calling follows PI Cormoran Strike as he investigates the death of a troubled model who has fallen from a Mayfair balcony. Strike soon discovers that the more he delves into the young model’s complex world, the darker things get – and the closer he gets to terrible danger.

This is the second project on which Rowling, the BBC and producers Brontë Film and TV will collaborate, with a three-part adaptation of Rowling’s first Galbraith novel, The Casual Vacancy, being aired in February.

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

Casting is currently underway, with the number and length of episodes to be determined once the process has begun. Filming is due to start next year.

We can’t wait!

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