J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike Novels Are Coming To HBO

BBC One's three-part adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike is coming to HBO, so U.S. and Canadian viewers will have the chance to watch the seven-hour television event. HBO also aired the BBC One adaptation of Rowling's first Robert Galbraith novel, The Casual Vacancy.

Cormoran Strike is based on three Galbraith novels: The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil. The first installment will air as a three-hour event, and two hours each will be devoted to the second and third books. A fourth, currently untitled novel is slated for release in 2017.

The title character of the Galbraith series is a private investigator who lost part of his leg and developed PTSD while serving in the military. He solves crimes with the help of his assistant, Robin Ellacott. Cormoran Strike will feature Tom Burke in the title role. Burke is previously known for his work in War & Peace, The Musketeers, and Only God Forgives. The actress who will portray Ellacott has not yet been announced.

According to Deadline, Rowling will executive produce Cormoran Strike "through her production company Brontë Film & TV, alongside Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts and Elizabeth Kilgarriff [sic]." Blair previously served as the executive producer on The Casual Vacancy and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them . Kenley-Letts produced several miniseries, including The Casual Vacancy, The Tunnel, and Silent Witness, among others. Kilgarriff executive produced Poldark and Call the Midwife .

J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike is slated for release in 2017.