J.K. Rowling has a magic touch when it comes to getting her work adapted to film or TV — even if it wasn’t under her name.
The Cormoran Strike series of novels, published under Rowling’s pen name Robert Galbraith, is coming to the small screen with an adaptation of the first book, The Cuckoo’s Calling. It’s about as far as you can get from Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter series, except for the fact that it looks achingly British.
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After finishing off Harry Potter, author J.K. Rowling started to explore some different territory, but her efforts are all leading to movie and TV projects. Her first “adult” novel, The Casual Vacancy, was quickly put into development for television as a joint effort between HBO and the BBC. Now there’s a Cormoran Strike TV series in the works, centered on the character of the same name who is a former army officer turned private investigator and based on the books published under the pen name Robert Galbraith. The first effort in the BBC series will be The Cuckoo’s Calling, based on Rowling’s debut novel as Galbraith. Read More »