HBO has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to Cormoran Strike, the limited series based on J.K. Rowling's crime novels (under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith), according to the Hollywood Reporter. The project, which was first announced by BBC One last fall, "will be broken up into three separate event series, starting with the three-hour installment The Cuckoo's Calling, followed by The Silkworm and Career of Evil, each of which will run two hours."
Ben Richards (The Tunnel) wrote Cuckoo's Calling and Silkworm, and Tom Edge (The Last Dragon Slayer) penned Career of Evil. Michael Keillor (Line of Duty) will direct the first chapter. J.K. Rowling is executive producing through her Brontë Film & TV production company; along with Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts and Elizabeth Kilgarriff.