JK Rowling’s mystery novels to be adapted by HBO and BBC

The Harry Potter author’s Cormoran Strike books are being made into a TV series

JK Rowling’s mystery novels are set to be adapted for the small screen.

The Harry Potter author’s Cormoran Strike series, which centre around the titular private investigator, are being made into a television series by HBO and the BBC, reports Deadline.

The two broadcasters previously teamed up to adapt Rowling’s 2012 novel The Casual Vacancy in 2015.

Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first novel in the Cormoran Strike series, was published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith in 2013. The author has since published two more books in the series with a fourth coming in 2017.

The three books will be turned into separate feature-long productions. The first, The Cuckoo’s Calling, will run three hours, while the following two The Silkworm and Career of Evil will both be two hours long.

Tom Burke (War and Peace) has been set to star as the war veteran turned detective, and filming begins this fall in London.

Michael Keilor (Line of Duty) will direct The Cuckoo’s Calling, while Ben Richards (The Tunnel) will pen the first two installments. Tom Edge (The Last Dragon Slayer) is writing the screenplay for Career of Evil.

Earlier this month, Rowling announced that her Harry Potter spin-off book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be extended into a five-part film series.