A series of novels written by the author of the “Harry Potter” books is being adapted for a TV series. Deadline.com reports that the detective novels written by J. K. Rowling under a pseudonym will be adapted by the BBC, with BBC One commissioning what the report calls a “major drama series” based on the books.
The series is based on Rowling’s books about Cormoran Strike, a war veteran-turned-private investigator. The first book, “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” released in 2013, climbed the bestseller lists after it was revealed that Rowling was the writer behind the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, under which the books are written. The second novel in the series, “The Silkworm,” came out earlier this year.
The novels had been considered a “hot property” in Hollywood, the piece notes.
The drama series will be produced by Bronte Film and TV, which also handled the BBC adaptation of Rowling’s first adult novel, “The Casual Vacancy.”
In the first novel Strike, a war veteran with a struggling detective agency who is living in his office, takes on a case about a supermodel who fell to her death in an apparent suicide, with her brother hiring Strike to prove she didn’t kill herself.