BBC One has announced new adaptations of Robert Galbraith’s best-selling novels The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm.
From the makers of The Casual Vacancy, the series is set in modern London and will bring “one of the most memorable detective duos of modern times” to television.
The Cormoran Strike Mysteries will be executive produced by JK Rowling with Ruth Kenley-Letts and Neil Blair.
Sarah Phelps (The Crimson Field) will adapt The Cuckoo’s Calling and Ben Richards (Spooks) will adapt The Silkworm.
The official synopsis reads: “Steeped in the atmosphere of contemporary London, Cormoran Strike’s city is far from the bright lights and frenetic bustle, immersed instead in its darker, murkier side. War veteran turned private detective, Strike investigates shocking crimes together with his female assistant Robin, whose forensic mind and fierce determination he cannot ignore. The murders take them from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the literary haunts of Fitzrovia, exposing the seedy reality lurking beneath seemingly innocent societies. With each crime, they discover a little more about each other and both learn that appearances can be deceptive.”
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