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HBO Picked Up A J.K. Rowling Series, So Get Ready To Spend Hours In Front Of The TV

HBO picked up a J.K. Rowling series. Cancel your future plans, you'll have some new TV to watch!

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Just when you think you’ve got all of the J.K. Rowling you can handle in your “Harry Potter”-loving life, you find out that HBO is bringing one of her adult series to television. Say goodbye to your free time, because there’s no way you’re going to want to miss a minute of this series.

According to Deadline, “Cormoran Strike” is a limited series that was picked up by the BBC back in the fall of 2015. It’s based on the crime novels J.K. Rowling wrote under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith.

The BBC and HBO apparently collaborated once before to bring the adaptation of Rowling’s “Casual Vacancy” to TV screens, and now they’ll be joining forces again.

According to BBC, “Cormoran Strike” follows the story of Cormoran Strike (played by “War and Peace” star Tom Burke), a war veteran who’s now a private detective working out of a tiny office in London. He’s wounded both physically and psychologically, but his insight allows him to solve three challenging cases.

The series will air in three parts, which each one mirroring one of the three novels in the series. The premiere episode is slated to be three hours long and the other two will each be two hours long, according to Deadline.

In other words: You have seven more hours of Rowling-watching fun headed your way! And that’s on top of the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie that’s coming out in November.

An exact air date has yet to be announced, but Deadline reports that the filming for the series will begin this fall in London. It may not make its way to HBO in the immediate future—though we’re hoping as early as 2017—but as we’ve come to learn, Rowling’s creations are worth the wait. She seems to have a way of never disappointing her fans.

Can’t wait to watch “Cormoran Strike”? Get started reading the series its based on, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Check out the series here.

[h/t: Hello Giggles]