12:16pm PT by Hilary Lewis
J.K. Rowling's 'Cuckoo's Calling' to Be Part of BBC One TV Series
J.K. Rowling is continuing her relationship with BBC One as the Harry Potter author works on multiple film and TV follow-ups to her hit book-turned-movie series about the boy wizard.
Rowling's Cormoran Strike crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, beginning with the best-seller The Cuckoo's Calling, will be adapted for a major new drama series for BBC One, produced by the author's Bronte Film and TV production company.
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Rowling will collaborate on the project, with the number and length of episodes to be determined once the adaptation process has formally begun. Rowling previously teamed up with BBC and HBO for a three-hour miniseries adaptation of her novel The Casual Vacancy, which is set to air on BBC One in February.
“It’s a wonderful coup for BBC Television to be bringing J.K. Rowling’s latest books to the screen," BBC Television Director Danny Cohen said in a statement. "With the rich character of Cormoran Strike at their heart, these dramas will be event television across the world."
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Rowling's longtime literary agent and producing partner Neil Blair, who runs Bronte Film and TV with the author, added: “We’re delighted to be bringing these best-selling novels to the screen and to be working once again alongside the BBC.”
Meanwhile, Rowling is working on the Harry Potter-inspired film series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for Warner Bros.