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

The cuckoo's callingJ.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike crime novels, which were written under the pen name of Robert Galbraith are to adapted for BBC1. Cormoran Strike, a former army officer turned private investigator will feature in the first book of the series to be adapted.

 “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” sees Strike look into the supposed suicide of a model, who plunges to her death from a balcony in London’s Mayfair.

 The series will be produced by Bronte Film and TV, which is run by Rowling and Neil Blair. Bronte also produced the adaptation of Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy,” which was commissioned by the BBC and HBO, and airs on BBC One in February.

 Rowling revealed the news about the Cormoran Strike series herself, tweeting: “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.”  She added: “I am exactly as excited as he is.”  

She will advise on the project, “with the number and length of episodes to be decided once the creative adaptation process has formally begun,” the BBC said. Casting is underway.