J.K. Rowling’s entertainment empire continues to grow. In a deal that should come as no surprise, the highly popular author is bringing another one of her non-Harry Potter book characters to the small screen yet again. Per Deadline:
HBO has acquired US and Canadian rights to Cormoran Strike, BBC One’s high-profile new limited series based on J.K. Rowling’s bestselling crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The project had been rumored to be heading to HBO since BBC One announced it in fall 2015. The two networks are frequent collaborators, and HBO also carried BBC One’s miniseries adaptation of Rowling’s novel Casual Vacancy.
British actor Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) stars in Cormoran Strike, which will air as three separate event series, the three-hour The Cuckoo’s Calling, two-hour The Silkworm and two-hour Career Of Evil. Filming starts this fall in London.
Cormoran Strike centers on Strike (Burke), a war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background as an SIB Investigator prove crucial in solving three complex cases which have eluded the police.
What’s next for Rowling? World domination.