The Cuckoo’s Calling has three 60-minute episodes; The Silkworm and Career of Evil have two 60-minute episodes each, making a total of 7 episodes for the first three books. Strike first aired on BBC One on 27th August 2017.
Premier and Release
On 10th August 2017, a screening of the first episode of Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling took place at BFI Southbank in London. The event included a Q&A with actors Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, along with writer Ben Richards, director Michael Keillor and executive producer Ruth Kenley-Letts.
A TV tie-in edition of The Cuckoo’s Calling was released on 10th August 2017, and a TV tie-in edition of The Silkworm was released on September 7th 2017.
The official UK release date for episode 1 of The Cuckoo’s Calling was Sunday, 27th August 2017 on BBC One; episode 2 was shown the following day, Monday, 28th August, and episode 3 the following Sunday, 3rd September.
The Silkworm aired its first episode the week following the last Cuckoo’s Calling episode, on Sunday, 10th September 2017, with the second and final Silkworm episode airing on Sunday, 17th September 2017.
The first episode of Career of Evil aired a few months later, on Sunday, 25th February 2018; episode 2 aired a week later on Sunday, 4th March 2018.
The series, under the title C.B. Strike, aired in the USA every Friday on Cinemax from 1st June 2018.
In the UK, The Cuckoo’s Calling was released on DVD in November 2017. The Silkworm was released on DVD in February 2018. Career of Evil was released on DVD on 16th April 2018, along with a box set of all three.
A TV tie-in edition of Career of Evil was also released in February 2018.
Watch the official Strike trailers for the first three in the series here.
Filming for the first three started in November 2016 and wrapped in April 2017. Filming of the first three books was done together, non-chronologically. You can find more information on the filming of the first three in the series below.