J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike novel adaptations all set to premiere in the US in June 2018

The series will be called 'C.B. Strike' for the US audiences and will air on the streaming service, Cinemax.


                            J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike novel adaptations all set to premiere in the US in June 2018
'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith (Getty Images)

Acclaimed fantasy novel author, J. K. Rowling, started writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith in 2013 and the name has since taken on a character of its own. In April 2013, the "debut" novel of author Robert Galbraith was released with the title 'The Cuckoo's Calling' starring the detective Cormoran Strike in the novels that followed as well; 'The Silkworm', and 'Career of Evil'.

The books were so successful that a TV series titled 'Strike' was aired on BBC One on August 27, 2017, after it got its advance premiere at the British Film Institute on August 10. Tom Burke stars as the titular character Cormoran Strike who is a war veteran who is now a private investigator working out of his small office space in Denmark Street, London. Strike has an arsenal of tools at his disposal like his insight and his past as a Special Investigation Branch Investigator to help the police solve crimes they are not able to.

The casting of Burke into the role was confirmed in 2016 and the role of Robin Ellacott was confirmed to be played by Holliday Grainger. Robin's fiancé Matthew in the series was confirmed in 2017 to be played by Kerr Logan.

The three novels have been adapted into a three-part series for BBC One using the same titles as the novels. Grainger claimed in an interview at one point that the show would not be made if there wasn't another book to adapt the story from.

She stated: "I think they’ve always been quite clear that they’d never want to write one without basing it on the book. It is all about Jo’s writing, and the characters are all about what Jo’s written. So, you’ve got to wait."

On April 23, three tie-in novel covers for the books were unveiled by The Rowling Library in the form of a contest to win the Cormoran Strike book series. More information on that can be found HERE.

The series is all geared up to premiere in the United States in June of this year, 2018, on Cinemax. It will be under a different title: 'C.B. Strike'.