Another J.K. Rowling book series is coming to life on screen and we can barely contain our excitement.
Sadly, this news has nothing to do with more Harry Potter stories, but it does mean that you will get to see Rowling’s other works on TV in both America and Canada, which is pretty great.
According to Deadline, HBO has acquired the rights – both US and Canadian — to Cormoran Strike, which is BBC One’s new limited series based off the Harry Potter author’s crime novels, which she wrote under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
We know what you’re thinking… how have we not already read all of these? Luckily, the premiere date isn’t set yet, so you have plenty of time to read all of the novels before you watch the mini-series.
Cormoran Strike is about a war veteran who becomes a private detective named Strike, played by Tom Burke. He resides in London and although he was wounded in battle — both physically and psychologically — he has a special insight, because of his past, that helps him solve crimes that the police have been unable to crack.
When the series does air it will be a three-part event, including a three-hour episode for The Cuckoo’s Calling, two-hours for The Silkworm and two hours for Career of Evil. According to the publication, the collaboration between HBO and BBC will begin its TV journey by starting to film in London sometime this fall.
The other good news is that Rowling is on board as the executive producer, so you know the work will be held to her high standards. Plus, there is another book in the series set to be released in 2017, so there could be another part to this mini-series in the future!