Page 2 - J.K. Rowling After The Harry Potter Series: The Boy Wizard To Be Taken To The Stage
On 12 April 2012, Rowling’s publisher, Little, Brown and Company, announced that the author was to release her first book targeted at an adult readership. The Casual Vacancy received wide-spread promotion and its publication on September 27, 2012 was met with conflicting responses. While the novel failed to reach the level of popularity achieved by the Harry Potter series, it sold more than a million copies worldwide in the first three weeks after its release and is going to be turned into a television series, expected to air on BBC1 sometime in 2014.
The years since "Deathly Hallows" have been very productive for the author.
2013 saw another book release by Rowling, this time under a pseudonym. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” allegedly written by first-time novelist Robert Galbraith, sold 1,500 copies of its first printing and received positive reviews from Publishers Weekly and the Sunday Times before it was revealed that Rowling was the real author hiding behind the Robert Galbraith pseudonym.
The new Robert Galbraith website is now live: http://t.co/3N8HaHLpNd— Robert Galbraith (@RGalbraith) July 18, 2013
Later this year it was announced that Rowling was also continuing her partnership with Warner Bros. over the course of three new films. The new trilogy will focus on the life and adventures of Newt Scamander, the narrator or Rowling’s HP companion book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Newt Scamander films will be set roughly 70 years before the events of the original series.
By now Rowling has proven that she is more than a one-hit wonder.