JK Rowling’s mystery novels to be adapted for TV

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling’s mystery novels are set to be adapted for TV.

The Edinburgh author’s Cormoran Strike series are being brought to the small screen by HBO and the BBC, according to reports.

The two broadcasters previously joined forces to adapt Rowling’s 2012 novel, The Casual Vacancy, last year.

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 set to be released next year.

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

As reported on AAA Edinburgh, Rowling  recently announced that there will be no more Harry Potter stories.

The creator of the hugely successful series made her announcement at the premiere of two-part West End stage play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at London’s Palace Theatre.

When asked if fans could look forward to more stories following the play, 51-year-old answered “No, no.”.

Set 19 years after Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, The Cursed Child follows Harry as a 37-year-old with three children.

“He goes on a very big journey during these two plays,” Rowling told the press. “I think we’re done. This is the next generation, you know,” Rowling continued, “so, I’m thrilled to see it realised so beautifully, but no, Harry is done now.”

Rowling revealed recently that her Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will form part of a trilogy of movies.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is set around 70 years before the Harry Potter saga begins, and it focuses on magizoologist Newt Scamander, who’s travelling the globe to discover some truly magical creatures.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is due to hit cinemas in November.

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