J.K Rowling Novel The Cuckoo Calling to be adapted by the BBC

Published On December 11, 2014 » 621 Views» By Darren Dimmick » News, TV
J.K Rowling latest crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, is set to get a TV adaption by the BBC.

BBC One has commissioned an adaptation of the Harry Potter author’s Cormoran Strike novel series (written under the nom de plume Robert Galbraith), which is envisioned by the BBC’s flagship channel as “a major new television series”.

The Cuckoo’s Calling – which was marketed as Galbraith’s debut novel and was met with good reviews – is the first in the Cormoran Strike series of detective novels, and follows an investigation into the supposed suicide of a model in London.

The initial novel in the series was published in 2013, but despite racking up solid reviews it only did OK sales. That is until Rowling was unmasked as the true author, when the novel skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller’s lists. Similarly, The Silkworm proved to be a bestseller when it was published by Little, Brown earlier this year.

Danny Cohen, Director of BBC Television, said: “It’s a wonderful coup for BBC Television to be bringing JK 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.”

It is understood that it was that existing relationship between Rowling and the BBC that allowed the public broadcaster to land the Cormoran Strike series. After all, when Rowling was unmasked as the author last year multiple Hollywood Studios pursued the property, with Harry Potter studio Warner Bros. having expressed particular interest.

The author was revealed as the real writer of crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, after a leak from law firm Russells, after the revelation that Rowling her self wrote the  novel amazon and Itunes saw a sudden spike in sales.

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