J.K. Rowling's novel gets BBC adaptation
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 December 2014
'Harry Potter' writer J.K. Rowling has revealed her detective novel 'Cuckoo's Calling' will be turned into a television series for the BBC
J.K. Rowling's novel 'Cuckoo's Calling' has landed a TV deal with BBC One.
The 'Harry Potter' author announced the exciting news on her Twitter page yesterday (10.12.14) as she pretended to praise the fictional Robert Galbraith - the name of her pseudonym - for his achievement.
She wrote: "My friend @RGalbraith's first novel is going to be a TV drama on @BBCOne. He's very excited, but expressing it with characteristic silence. (sic)"
'The Cuckoo's Calling' was originally released in 2013, however, fans of the 49-year-old writer had no idea she was responsible for the detective story as it had been released under Robert's name.
However, soon after its release there was an information leak from the law firm Russells which revealed the author's true identity.
Despite the leak, J.K Rowling explained she "fully intended" to continue the series and earlier this year she released a sequel called 'The Silkworm' earlier this year, still using the pseudonym.
Speaking about the adaptation of 'Cuckoo's Calling', Director of BBC Television, Danny Cohen said: "It's a wonderful coup for BBC Television to be bringing J.K. Rowling's latest books to the screen.
"With the rich character of Cormoran Strike at their heart, these dramas will be event television across the world."
This is not the first time the author has seen her work transformed for the screen. Her 2012 novel 'The Casual Vacancy' is also currently being turned into a mini-series for BBC One, featuring Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore in six of the eight 'Harry Potter' movies.