Variety is reporting that the BBC has ordered Cormoran Strike, a TV series adapting the three books she has written under the pseudonym “Robert Galbraith”—The Cuckoo’s Calling, Silkworm, and Career of Evil—into seven one-hour episodes.
And that’s not all. Readers of the books will know at the heart of all of them is Cormoran Strike himself, a war-veteran-turned-private-detective who tries to solve three complex cases that have so far confounded the police.
So who will play him? Step forward one Tom Burke, the British actor who hails from a family of actors (his father David Burke played Watson to Jeremy Brett‘s Sherlock in the classic 1980s adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle‘s stories), and counts Alan Rickman among his godparents.
And if he seems familiar, that’s because he should be: he plays Athos in BBC AMERICA’s The Musketeers and was recently seen in War & Peace as Dolokhov.
He has a fan in Rowling, that’s for sure. “I’m thrilled about the casting of Tom Burke, a massively talented actor who’ll bring the character to perfect life,” Rowling said. “Cormoran Strike is pure joy to write, and I can’t wait to see Tom play him.”
Neither can we! Cormoran Strike begins shooting in London this fall, with each “book” airing as a separate event drama.Read More