HBO Picks Up JK Rowling’s “Cormoran Strike”

HBO has acquired the US and Canadian rights to BBC One’s high-profile new limited series “Cormoran Strike” based on J.K. Rowling’s bestselling crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

First announced late last year, Tom Burke will play Cormoran Strike, a war veteran-turned-private detective operating out of a tiny office in Central London. Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s insight and background as a military police detective prove crucial in solving three complex cases that have confounded the police.

The series includes the three-parter “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” the two-parter “The Silkworm” and two-parter “Career of Evil”. Each episode will last a full hour and the three stories will be produced as three separate event dramas. Shooting begins this fall in London.

Rowling executive produces through her production company Brontë Film & TV, alongside Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts and Elizabeth Kilgarriff.

Source: Deadline