Watch the Trailer for the BBC Adaptation of J.K. Rowling's The Cuckoo's Calling

Everything J.K. Rowling touches turns to gold and an adaptation for movie or television, so of course her Cormoran Strike mystery novels—written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, a ruse which lasted approximately 15 minutes—is being turned into a BBC series.

It’s called Strike, and here is the trailer for the first installment, The Cuckoo’s Calling. The books follow a detective with the frankly incredible name of Cormoran Strike, a troubled war veteran with the level of personal troubles customary for detectives in mystery novels, and also his assistant, a young woman named Robin Ellacott.

What if Rowling is also secretly writing steamy historical fiction, or spy novels, or hard science fiction?

Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel

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I loooooove (it’s a lot of O’s worth) the Cormoran Strike novels, even if the last one has left me extremely angry. But no way is Cormoran Strike that attractive.