HBO Acquires U.S. and Canadian Rights to Cormoran Strike Adaptation

By Maryann Yin 

cuckooHBO has acquired the United States and Canadian rights to Cormoran Strike. The story for the BBC’s three-part limited series comes from J.K. Rowling’s crime fiction books; Rowling writes her Cormoran Strike novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Here’s more from Slash Film: “Actor Tom Burke (The Musketeers) is set to play the titular character, the son of a rock star and a groupie and, more importantly, a former army officer turned private investigator. The limited series, which J.K. Rowling’s production company Brontë Film & TV is producing, is based on the series’ three books: The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil. Over four million of the books have been sold worldwide, and another Cormoran Stike novel is expected to hit shelves next year.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming is scheduled to take place in Fall 2016. The filmmakers intend to make part one, The Cuckoo’s Calling, three hours long. The subsequent installments, The Silkworm and Career of Evil, will clock in at two hours each. (via Mental Floss)