BBC to adapt Robert Galbraith novels

BBC to adapt Robert Galbraith novels

J K Rowling’s Cormoran Strike detective novels, which she writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will be turned into a television series for BBC One.

Rowling, who tweeted about the news, will collaborate on the project to turn The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm (both Little, Brown) into a series.

The number and length of episodes will be decided once “the creative adaptation process has formally begun”, the BBC said.

The series will be developed by Rowling’s production company Bronte Film and TV, of which Neil Blair, Rowling’s agent, is chair.

He said: “We’re delighted to be bringing these best-selling novels to the screen and to be working once again alongside the BBC.”

Danny Cohen, director of BBC Television, said: “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.”

BBC One will also air The Casual Vacancy, Rowling’s first adult novel, as a three-part serial in February 2015.