12/11/2014 09:58 am ET Updated Dec 11, 2014

J.K. Rowling's 'The Cuckoo's Calling' Is Getting Adapted For TV


It's been an eventful month so far for fans of creative sorceress author J.K. Rowling, who recently announced that she'll be releasing 12 new stories on her Harry Potter fan site Pottermore during December. The stories will center on beloved villain Draco Malfoy.

Yesterday, she announced even bigger news on Twitter:

Robert Galbraith is, of course, the nom de plume Rowling used while penning her Cormoran Strike series, which features an Afghanistan war vet-turned-private investigator. The first installment, The Cuckoo's Calling, follows Strike on a mission to discover the mystery behind a suddenly stricken-down supermodel (Lula Landry, aka "the Cuckoo"). The second, The Silkworm, investigates the death of a controversial novelist. BBC One commissioned the rights to adapt both books.

If reception of the series matches the buzz generated from the books' releases, it promises to be a major hit -- or at least a greater success than the forthcoming adaptation of Rowling's other adult book, The Casual Vacancy, which will air as a three-part production on BBC One in February. Both adaptations will be produced by Brontë Film and TV, but we're more excited about the fast-paced Galbraith mysteries than the lamentably dull characters Rowling penned in Vacancy.

The details of the series have yet to be revealed, but we suggest picking up the books in the meantime -- The Silkworm even made its way onto our Best Books of 2013 list.



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