“The Cuckoo’s Calling” Television Adaptation Up for CAMEO Award

Right on the heels of learning that the fourth volume of the Cormoran Strike series has been completed, there’s more good news for fans of the detective: The television adaptation of The Cuckoo’s Calling has just been nominated for a CAMEO Award!

The Creativity Across Media: Entertainment & Originality (CAMEO) Awards honor outstanding media adaptations of books. Here is some more information from the CAMEO website:

In a world where stories are being consumed in so many different forms, the CAMEOs recognise the adaptations that have made the most impact in the last calendar year. Judges base their decisions on criteria including, but not limited to, box office sales, review coverage, critical acclaim, social media profile, industry prize nominations and more.

Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling has been shortlisted in the Book to TV category, going up against The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton, which was adapted by production group the Forge, and Hank Zipzer by Henry Winley and Lin Oliver, which has been adapted into a children’s television series by Kindle EntertainmentStrike – The Cuckoo’s Calling was adapted by Brontë Film and TV, which also produced 2015’s adaptation of The Casual Vacancy, as well as the other two installments of the Strike series, The Silkworm and Career of Evil.

Other CAMEO categories include Book to Film, Book to Stage, Book to Game, and Book to Audio. The awards are a collaboration between the Publishers Association and London Book & Screen Week.

Jacks Thomas, director of the London Book Fair and London Book & Screen Week, commented on the shortlist:

We are delighted to announce such diverse shortlists in our second year, creations [that] wonderfully demonstrate the incredible impact of books across our creative industries. We look forward to kicking off the 2018 London Book & Screen Week in style by honouring our shortlistees and announcing our winners at the awards ceremony in April.

We’ll be sure to update this post if The Cuckoo’s Calling emerges victorious! You can read the original article here, and you can read MuggleNet’s review of the series here.

Jessica J.

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