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Strike: “Career of Evil” will air next year

//Por Beatriz Souza - Tuesday, 19 de September de 2017 às 11:12


After the exhibition of the last episode adapting Silkworm, BBC made a statement about the future of the adaptations of Robert Galbraith’s books, pseudonym of J.K.Rowling.

Confirming what Radio Times had already said, the broadcaster announced that the two episodes of Career of Evil will air only in 2018, yet without an exact date.

It has also been confirmed that the exhibition in US will happen through Cinemax, owned by HBO, one of the series’ co-producers.

In the statement, the TV channel showed satisfaction with the public (attracting an average of 7.4 million viewers for Cuckoo’s Calling) and critics. The third part will also star Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger as Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, and see detective and assistant through a case that begins with a single leg being mailed to Robin in Cormoran’s office.

Strike is produced by Brontë Film and TV, a Rowling’s production company, which was also responsible for the adaptation of Casual Vacancy.

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BBC PLANS A NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT J.K. ROWLING

//Por Aline Michel - Monday, 11 de September de 2017 às 15:41


The British broadcaster BBC will produce a documentary to celebrate the twenty years that has passed since the publishing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The show will visit the backstage of the exhibit Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which opens its doors to the public on October 20th, in the British Library, in London. For more info about the exhibit, check out this news.

The documentary will also feature an exclusive interview with J.K. Rowling, in which she’ll talk more about her current works and about some of her personal items which were donated to the exhibit. There will also be interviews with other people that worked with the books and movies from the Harry Potter series.

It’s not the first time BBC produces something related to Harry Potter. In 2001, they launched a documentary with an exclusive interview with Rowling that reveled, for the first time, manuscripts with original notes from the author. Besides, the channel was in charge of the adaptations of The Casual Vacancy and the Cormoran Strike series for the British television.

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Pottermore presents digital Hogwarts

//Por Caroline Dorigon - Friday, 01 de September de 2017 às 22:20


Celebrating the September 1st, 2017, exactly 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, as in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pottermore released the Hogwarts Experience, an interactive experience which promises to lead fans into the castle, the Forbidden Forest and the Quidditch field.

The experience not only allow the visitor to stroll around Hogwarts, it also gives the opportunity to discover more about important facts that happened in each place through 100 points with information. You just have to click and find out.

It is necessary to have an account on Pottermore to access the Hogwarts Experience, which is available for computers, tablets and smartphones. This is the same account used to find out your house in Hogwarts and Ilvermorny, your Patronus and your wand. To access, take the Hogwarts Express or click here.

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J.K. Rowling Talks About The Cormoran Strike Series Adaptation

//Por Beatriz Souza - Saturday, 26 de August de 2017 às 21:30


BBC One, responsible for the production of the TV series based on the Cormoran Strike books, posted today (26) on Facebook a video in which J.K. Rowling talks about what she expected when she started writing the novels that inspired the TV series, and also brings more details on the plot and characters.

On the interview, Rowling says that she have always wanted to write a crime novel, long before her work with The Cuckoo’s Calling, and that she hoped her pseudonym (Robert Galbraith) wouldn’t be exposed for at least the first three books so she could “simply write”, without “the baggage that came with being her”, which didn’t happen because Robert’s real identity was revealed short after the publishing of the first book.

The video also shows us interactions between the main characters Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) and Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger) and small fragments that introduce us to the mystery, as well as comments by cast and crew members.

Watch the BBC video below: 

According to executive producer Ruth Kenley-Letts, Hollywood tried to contact the author and acquire the story’s copyright, but Rowling’s plans to write several books about the detective got BBC’s attention, the mystery being much more fit for the television format. The Digital Spy also revealed that J.K. was involved in the casting and, as executive producer, always followed the production from up close.

The series will premiere this Sunday (27) with Cuckoo’s Calling and will air on BBC One (United Kingdom).

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J.K. Rowling is planning to write ten more books of Cormoran Strike

//Por Caroline Dorigon - Wednesday, 16 de August de 2017 às 14:27


During an interview to the British Daily Mail, J.K. Rowling revealed that she intends to release more ten books of the Comoran Strike Series, the one she writes under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, who play Comoran Strike and Robin Ellacott on the TV series, also participated in the interview. Rowling, who approved Tom Burke right away to play Comoran’s role, told what she said when they met:

“Well I hope to God you do enjoy playing this character because I think I’ve got at least another ten books in me – so you could be locked in for quite a few years here. […] It was really important to me that we got the right people in front of the camera, and off. Because this could go on for a very long time. I hope it does, because I absolutely love writing the books”.

According to the actors, Rowling contributed with ideas during the filming, and kept hands-on with the script. She also told them what is going to happen in the fourth book of the series, Lethal White, which must come out soon.

The adaptation of The Cuckoo’s Calling will be released on BBC1 on August 27 and will have three episodes of 90 minutes each. The Silkworm is being adapted in two episodes, and the third book, Career of Evil, will also be adapted in the future.

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Pottermore Art Collection is now available in Europe

//Por Ana Carolina Aguiar - Tuesday, 08 de August de 2017 às 01:03


Pottermore announced that the series of prints and posters in honor of the Harry Potter series is now available not only in the UK, but also in 27 EU countries.

The Pottermore Art Collection is a selection of artwork by several very talented artists, like Montse Bernal, Olly Moss, Peter Strain, Ross Crawford and Wanissa Somsuphangsri, that will express unique views of the Wizarding World.

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This specially-curated collection includes since new versions of the book’s cover to abstract portraits of the Marauders. There is also a range of iconic quotes of characters such as Hermione, Ron and Prof. Dumbledore.

At the present, the art pieces are exclusively available on the Pottermore Shop in UK and UE, but will be shipping to the US soon.

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Book With New Manuscripts and Sketches By J.K. Rowling to Be Launched in October

//Por Rodrigo Cavalheiro - Thursday, 22 de June de 2017 às 16:03


Along with the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibit at the British Library, England’s publisher of the Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury, announced a new book with files about J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, including never-seen-before manuscripts and sketches by the author and illustrations by Jim Kay, the responsible for the book’s illustrated editions.

The work, which is to be published in hardback under the title Harry Potter – A History of Magic (256 pages), and in paperback as Harry Potter – A Journey Through  A History of Magic (144 pages), will also count with inspiring artefacts of the British Library, as well as essays by experts and personalities, including Steve Klobes, screenwriter for 7 out of the 8 Harry Potter films and producer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The book will reach the shelves on October 20th, as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone‘s publication. Pre-sale is already available on the publisher’s website for £12,99 (paperback) and ‎£30 (hardback).

You can find the content’s full summary at the Bloomsbury website.

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J.K. Rowling Honoured by Queen Elizabeth II

//Por Rodrigo Cavalheiro - Sunday, 18 de June de 2017 às 20:40


Queen Elizabeth II announced, on June 16th, the list of 2017’s Birthday Honours, event that marks the beginning of the monarch’s official birthday celebrations. This year, the author was awarded The Order of the Companion of Honour (CH) for her services to literature and philanthropy.

Amongst over a thousand people honoured in diverse Orders, there’s also the actress Julie Walters, who in 2008 became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and this year was promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

The Order of the Companions of Honour is awarded to great contributors of the arts, sciences, medicine or the government that last a long period of time, and is given to a maximum of 65 people. In that Order, J.K. Rowling joins Maggie Smith, Stephen Hawking, Ian McKellen and baroness Mary Warnock.

Besides being a member of the CH, J.K. Rowling is also an Officer of the Order of the British Empire since 2000 for services to children’s literature and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature since her nomination in 2002, being allowed to sign as Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL.

 

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J.K. Rowling goes to Twitter to criticize aggressive messages to women

//Por Ana Carolina Aguiar - Saturday, 10 de June de 2017 às 04:53


It is not unusual for J.K. Rowling to use her account on Twitter not only to talk about her work and to reply fans, but also to discuss politics, economics and social issues. This Friday, the 9th, Rowling was again on the spot when she opposed the words that are generally used to criticize women, specially those who are public figures.

Followed by a tweet made by a man she used to follow, in which he calls British Prime Minister Theresa May a “whore”, Rowling wrote a series of fourteen tweets, to discuss the matter.

To read the Tweets the author wrote, keep reading this post.

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A Brazilian in Harry Potter: 9 curious facts by Eduardo Lima

//Por Equipe Potterish - Thursday, 25 de May de 2017 às 15:46


Potterish was in London to have a chat with Eduardo Lima, graphic designer of the Harry Potter series and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Yes! He is the “Lima” from the famous MinaLima studio, which works for Warner Bros. Pictures on the film’s shooting sets.

From the House of MinaLima, our webmaster Marcelo Neves brought nine curious facts about the relation of the Brazilian designer with J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

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