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J.K. Rowling's crime novels adapted for BBC

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J.K. Rowling's crime novels adapted for BBC

J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike crime novels are being made into a TV series.

The BBC has announced its plans to adapt The Cormoran Strike Mysteries - which were written by Rowling under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith - for a new TV drama

'The Cuckoo's Calling', 'The Silkworm' and the yet to be released 'Career of Evil' - which is set to go on sale next month - will air on BBC One this autumn although no cast announcements have so far been made.

The series will follow the books' main character, army veteran Cormoran Strike who lost his leg in the Afghan war and is now working as a private detective in London.

Strike works tirelessly on his cases with the help of his secretary Robin Venetia Ellacott.

Screenwriter Sarah Phelps - who adapted Rowling's novel 'The Casual Vacancy' for the BBC earlier this year - will help Rowling bring 'The Cuckoo's Calling' to life while Ben Richards is on board to adapt 'The Silkworm'.

Speaking about the BBC's fall and winter season at an event hosted by BBC Director General Tony Hall on the set of new BBC One drama 'Dickensian', BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore said: "BBC One's commitment to ambitious and pioneering television like this is unrivaled ... I hope you will be blown away by the range, the quality and the extraordinary lineup. It demonstrates a channel that's distinctive, best in class, and at the top of its game, raising the bar of what British television can offer."