On 25th April, J.K. Rowling revealed on Twitter that she was already working on the sixth novel in the Strike series. She tweeted that she was writing a scene with Cormoran Strike sat in a crowded London bar in 2015.
Funny you should ask. I’m with him right now in a crowded London bar. But we’re also in 2015. https://t.co/6gzc1rleCY— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 25, 2020
The fifth novel, Troubled Blood, will be set in late 2013 to possibly early 2014, which means if the sixth novel is set in 2015, it will take place approximately a whole year after the events in book five.
Book 6 has not yet been given a title or a release date.
Rowling also tweeted recently saying she struggles with titles, and also finds the beginnings of books more difficult to write than endings because she struggles to find a beginning she likes.
I find titles really hard. I also find beginnings harder than endings. Not in the sense of starting writing, but in the sense of deciding on a beginning I like. I usually know what the ending's going to be before I've decided how the story starts. https://t.co/tn8pHRwDoZ— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 7, 2020
The release date for the fifth Strike novel, Troubled Blood, is set for 15th September 2020, moved forward from the original date of 29th September. According to sites like Amazon, the book will contain a whopping 944 pages, making it the longest book J.K. Rowling has ever written.
In other news, the Lethal White TV series, with four episodes, is set to air later this year, perhaps around the time of the Troubled Blood publication in September. We recently uploaded a filming timeline of the series, which you can check out here.