Finally! J.K. Rowling's mysteries are being turned into TV
Exciting news J.K. Rowling aficionados!
The queen of our imaginations announced via her Twitter feed that her pseudonym penned book (we see you, Robert Galbraith) The Cuckoo’s Calling will officially be getting the television treatment. Below, we gift you exciting announcement straight from the horse’s mouth, er, sort of.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 10, 2014
The Cuckoo’s Calling follows Cormoran Strike, an ex-army vet and private investigator, who is barely able to make ends meet when he’s handed a case that could change his career. A famous supermodel has fallen to her death from her apartment balcony — but the idea that it was an accident is becoming a harder and harder pill to swallow. Strike and his girl Friday, Robin, are on the case. The series so far captures exactly what I love about Rowling’s writing — her ability to draw you into the story, no matter where it’s set.
In spite of the reveal that J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith are one in the same, Rowling published a second book in this Cormoran Strike series under her nom de plume. She continues to maintain her own identity as separate from her Robert Galbraith counterpart, referring to him (as she does in her tweet) as “a friend.” She’s also promised that there are many more books to come in the series — which the TV series will hopefully follow, in time. BBC One, the network taking The Cuckoo’s Calling to the small screen also previously did the same with Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy.
As someone who grew up on Harry Potter, I was for serious unconvinced that any of Rowling’s other books would be able to hold a candle to that world of wizadry. The moment I picked up The Cuckoo’s Calling, I was proven so wonderfully wrong.
Now, I know that casting for this adaptation is a way off, but I do have a couple potential suggestions. Strike is described as a prickly individual and a man of imposing stature. His right-hand woman, Robin, is bright and inquisitive. May I suggest that Philip Glenister and Karen Gillan bring these characters to life?
While we don’t know for certain who will comprise the cast, how many episodes there will be or what the set up will look like, we can rest assured that Robert Galbraith is likely very, very pleased.