There's Another J.K. Rowling Adaptation You Should Know About

Good news for fans of the author's crime novels

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With the sell-out Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on show in the West End and the first installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them opening in cinemas this November, there's no doubt that Rowling's world of wizardry is still going strong.

Yet the focus on the author's famous magical characters will shift next year, when a brand new television adaptation of Rowling's more recent work as a crime writer comes to the BBC.

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According to The Telegraph, the series, titled Cormoran Strike, will be based on Rowling's three detective novels which are written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The hour-long episodes will tell the stories of The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm and A Career of Evil and although Rowling won't be writing the screenplays, she has already started working on the series as executive producer.

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On Thursday, Rowling hinted that her attention has turned to the TV project when she tweeted a picture of The Cuckoo's Calling script, written by Ben Richards.

The tweet comes after it was announced that Jane Eyre actress Holliday Grainger will play Robin Ellacott, a secretary, while War & Peace actor Tom Burke has been cast in the lead role as a private investigator.

Holliday Grainger will play the lead female role in the Strike series.

It's predicted that the TV show, which follows the BBC's miniseries adaption of Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, will be a lot darker than the Harry Potter universe, with tales of murder, decomposing bodies and soldiers at war.

Filming is said to begin in November, but sadly, there's a while to wait before this latest adaptation arrives on our screens. The Radio Times estimates the series will air towards the end of 2017.

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