After airing its first episodes, Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling (3 episodes) and Strike – The Silkworm (2 episodes), Strike has received wide-spread critical acclaim from both press and audiences. The first episode of Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling peaked at 7.8 million viewers on BBC One, with an average of 7.4 million viewers for all three episodes. Strike is a Brontë Film & Television production, which is J.K. Rowling’s own production company that adapted her novel The Casual Vacancy for BBC One and HBO.
Cinemax has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the Strike series, but no date has yet been announced.
Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) and Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger) will return for their third case in Strike – Career of Evil, with a total of 2 x 60 minute episodes and set to be released in 2018 on BBC One. We could guess that its release will be tied into the release of book 4, Lethal White, but who knows.
“When a dismembered leg is sent to Strike’s office, it sends both Cormoran’s and Robin’s lives into disarray, forcing them to confront ghosts from their pasts. Their partnership reaches breaking point as Robin’s wedding approaches and they disagree about how to ensnare a man who abuses children.”
Fans of the Strike books will be happy to know that scenes were filmed in some of the same locations, such as Barrow-in-Furness and Robin Ellacott’s Yorkshire hometown, Masham. You can see more filming information here.
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