I have loved reading the Robert Galbraith series of novels (those are the crime novels written by J.K. Rowling under another name), so was delighted to learn that they have been filming the first one, The Cuckoo’s Calling. It will come out on BBC1 this year, with Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as Robin. It will be in 3 x 1 hour episodes.
Other literary adaptations we can look forward to this year include a movie version of H.G. Wells‘ The Invisible Man with Johnny Depp, a Canadian TV series of Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale, a movie of Daphne du Maurier‘s My Cousin Rachel (which I mentioned in a newsletter last year), Kenneth Branagh’s new film version of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (with a star-studded cast including Judi Dench and Derek Jacobi), more episodes from the Poldark novels with the yummy Aidan Turner, and an exciting new TV movie about the Brontë sisters, To Walk Invisible.
Lots of good viewing to look forward to, and of course some re-reading of those novels to prepare. Share your thoughts by adding a comment below.
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