BBC1 plans to adapt three JK Rowling novels in new series

The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm and upcoming thriller Career of Evil, all written by the Harry Potter author under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will be turned into a new crime series The Cormoran Strike Mysteries


We already have Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to look forward to in 2016, but JK Rowling is already planning her next novel adaptation.


The BBC has confirmed it will be turning The Cormoran Strike Mysteries, a detective series written by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, into a brand new adaptation for BBC1.

The series is very different to JK Rowling’s Harry Potter world: Cormoran Strike is an injured war veteran turned private investigator working in contemporary London, with the help of his secretary Robin Venetia Ellacott.

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The first book in the crime series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was published in April 2013 without revealing that JK Rowling was the author. First-time author ‘Robert Galbraith’ was only revealed to be Rowling later that summer.

The BBC plan to adapt both The Cuckoo’s Calling and its sequel The Silkworm, as well as the yet-to-be-published third novel in the series Career of Evil. Rowling will work as executive producer on the project.


This is the second time JK Rowling has chosen to work with the BBC. Her bestselling novel The Casual Vacancy was turned into a BBC1 mini series by screenwriter Sarah Phelps earlier this year, and Phelps will once again work with Rowling to adapt The Cuckoo’s Calling. Spooks writer Ben Richards will adapt The Silkworm.