Author J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike detective series is coming to the small screen.
According to the BBC, the books (which Rowling releases under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith) will be adapted for a BBC One series. “The number and length of episodes to be decided once the creative adaptation process has formally begun,” according to the BBC.
Rowling’s series currently consists of the 2013 book “The Cuckoo’s Calling” and this summer’s “The Silkworm.” The author has said she has several more books about the private detective planned.
“With the rich character of Cormoran Strike at their heart, these dramas will be event television across the world,” BBC Television director Danny Cohen said in a statement.
Rowling’s novel “The Casual Vacancy,” which was written under her own name, is also being adapted by the BBC and is airing on BBC One this February.
As noted by USA Today, Rowling poked fun at her use of a pen name on Twitter, tweeting,
Monitor fiction critic Yvonne Zipp was won over by the latest book in the Cormoran Strike series, “The Silkworm,” writing of the novel, “[It] offers a corkscrewing plot and a clever use of both Jacobean revenge dramas and the book-within-a-book plot device. In addition to the mystery, Rowling also wryly sends up the publishing industry… The plot could have used a little tightening in the second half, but ‘The Silkworm’ is a highly entertaining read. Above all, Rowling is a storyteller with a terrific imagination, and she employs both to good effect.”
Rowling herself continues to be involved in screen adaptations of her writing – she’s penning the screenplay to a movie adaptation of her book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a work she wrote as a textbook for the students at the magical school of Hogwarts in her “Harry Potter” novels.