“Cormoran Strike” Mini-Series Prepares to Strike?

Yesterday, J.K. Rowling teased the upcoming Cormoran Strike mini-series by tweeting an image of a screen with the words “The Cuckoo’s Calling: Part 2” on it:

The television adaptation of Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels (written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith) was first announced in December 2014, with the mini-series set to air on BBC One in the UK and HBO in the US. Since then, we’ve followed the project through its filming, and we’ve even gotten our first look at the series itself.

Now, over two years since we first learned of it, is the Cormoran Strike mini-series finally ready to air? As previously reported when we first learned of the series over two years ago, the Cormoran Strike series will be based on all three published (thus far – with a fourth to hopefully come next year) Cormoran Strike novels: The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil.

With the announcement last June that filming was finally underway, sources suggested that the series was being filmed in seven 60-minute episodes. With Rowling’s tweet this week featuring the words “The Cuckoo’s Calling: Part 2,” we can begin to speculate more on how the series will be structured. How many episodes (or “parts”) will be devoted to each book? As it stands now, one novel will be broken into three episodes, while the others are broken into two. Where, midway through Cuckoo’s Calling, are good breaking points and cliffhangers? What can we expect from each episode, and how will this structure affect the telling of the story?

We hope to learn more as the release of the series becomes more and more of a reality than a dream. Actress Holliday Grainger, who is playing Robin in the series, is featured on the cover of the May issue of British Vogue, and she and costar Tom Burke (playing the eponymous Cormoran Strike) gave us some insight into the series as they discuss how they prepared for their roles.



Don’t know about you, but we are on the edge of our seats, grasping at straws for more news on the Cormoran Strike series front! What do you hope to see in this TV adaption of the series?

Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.