J. K. Rowling’s Books to Become a TV Series

By Christine Torralba | 3 years ago
J. K. Rowling’s Books to Become a TV Series
PHOTOGRAPH: Wikimedia Commons/Executive Office of the President | Author J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Easter Egg Roll at White House. Screenshot taken from official White House video, 5 April 2010.

J. K. Rowling fans today are celebrating because their favorite author is about to launch another milestone in her life. No, she is not releasing another “Harry Potter” book. Instead, it was recently revealed that a series of Rowling’s detective novels will soon be made for TV.

BBC recently confirmed that two of J. K. Rowling’s detective novels will be turned into a TV series. The two books were written by the “Harry Potter” author under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Entitled “The Cuckoo’s Calling” and “The Silkworm,” these two books will be part of the series, which will feature private detective Cormoran Strike as its protagonist. According to BBC, it was a “coup” for them to secure Rowling’s books.

Unfortunately, BBC has not yet revealed any further details relating to filming and casting. At the same time, they are still discussing the exact number of episodes that will be included in the series. Following this, a decision on when the series will broadcast has not yet been made.

Despite the plans that are currently brewing for the upcoming series, BBC has put together a small screen adaptation of “A Casual Vacancy,” also written by Rowling. This adaptation is set to air on HBO in February 2015. The mini-series is produced by Bronte Films, the same production company that will be responsible for the upcoming crime drama series.

Danny Cohen, BBC’s director of television, believes that it is a wonderful coup that they will be bringing Rowling’s latest books to TV screens, especially after getting to know the protagonist of the books, Cohen believes that the series will be fit to broadcast in various TV sets throughout the world.

After the success she gained from the “Harry Potter” franchise, Rowling decided to write “The Cuckoo’s Calling” using a male pseudonym to hide her identity. But even without realizing her style of writing, the book was immediately propelled onto the bestsellers’ list. And that was only three months after it was published. With this experience, Rowling believes it to be liberating. The author also hopes that she can write under another unknown identity once again.

Aside from news on her book turning into a TV series, Rowling revealed at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival that the original “Harry Potter” books were actually open-ended. This means that she has plans of producing more to continue on with the “Harry Potter” stories. The same holds true with the current series she has a pseudonym under. In fact, the author has already started working on the fourth book’s plot.

Are you excited for this TV series?

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