JK Rowling via Wikimedia
CAIRO – 16 August 2017: JK Rowling, author of the massively successful Harry Potter books and movie franchise, is getting another book series of hers adapted for the screen, this time on television, set to air on August 27. The 'Cormoran Strike' novels were written by Rowling under the pseudonym of 'Robert Galbraith'. In contrast to Harry Potter, the Strike series are realistic and non-magical, and they follow a detective named Strike, a military policeman turned into a private investigator who solves complicated mysteries.
The series will cover all three of the books released so far, and is set to star Tom Burke as the titular Strike and Holliday Grainger as his assistant Robin Ellacott, as BBC America reports. The first part of the series, ‘Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling,’ adapts the first book and will premiere on BBC1 in the UK and HBO in America. Rowling herself is quite enthusiastic about the series, having taken to Twitter back in May to share her excitement with fans;