J.K. Rowling’s ‘Cuckoo’s Calling’ Becoming BBC One TV Series
J.K. Rowling‘s novel Cuckoo’s Calling will be adapted for the small screen for the BBC.
Cuckoo’s Calling TV Show
The BBC announced Wednesday that Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels – which started with 2013’s Cuckoo’s Calling – would be shot as a TV series for BBC One, reported Entertainment Weekly. Cuckoo’s Calling, originally written under pseudonym Robert Galbraith, follows protagonist Strike as he looks into the mysterious death of a famous model.
The Silkworm, which also follows Strike on an investigation, was released in 2014.
“It’s a wonderful coup for BBC Television to be bringing J.K. Rowling’s latest books to the screen. With the rich character of Cormoran Strike at their heart, these dramas will be event television across the world,” Danny Cohen, Director of BBC Television, said in a statement.
Rowling is collaborating with the BBC and Brontë Film and TV on the Cuckoo’s Calling project.
Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy novel is also in development for a three-part series that will air on BBC One and HBO in 2015.