J.K. Rowling’s Crime Novels Have Been Picked Up by HBO

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Since the release of the final Harry Potter book, J.K. Rowling has had no trouble staying busy. She has since written a film script, shared bonus content on Pottermore, and secretly published three crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The author's latest endeavor will be executive producing the TV adaptation of her Cormoran Strike series set to air on HBO, Deadline reports.

J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith’s first Cormoran Strike book debuted in 2013. The novels follow private investigator Cormoran Strike, a war veteran solving cases out of his London office. HBO has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to all three books in the series—The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil—and plans to air them as a three-part television event. The series is being produced by BBC One, with filming kicking off in London this fall.

This isn’t the first time Rowling's content has found a home on HBO: The network also collaborated with BBC One last year to show the miniseries adaptation of her political drama The Casual Vacancy. The release date of their latest Rowling project has yet to be announced, but Robert Galbraith fans can expect another Cormoran Strike book in 2017.

[h/t Deadline]

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