The first instalment in the major new TV series, Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling is set to air this weekend on BBC One.
Starring British actors Tom Burke as ‘Cormoran Strike’ and Holliday Grainger as ‘Robin Ellacott’, The Strike Series is based on J.K. Rowling’s best-selling crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
‘The Cuckoo’s Calling is really a chance to introduce Cormoran Strike to the world.’ says Director, Michael Keillor. ‘He’s a detective with one leg, not much work, living in his office, broken up from his girlfriend. The first case that we meet him with is … the death of Lula Landry the supermodel and whether it’s suicide or murder. The journey we go on is Cormoran trying to find out.’
Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling airs from Sunday, August 27 on BBC One at 9.05pm.
Brontë Film and Television are producing The Strike Series as three separate event dramas. Strike – The Silkworm will follow The Cuckoo’s Calling and Strike – Career of Evil will follow later in 2018.
Little, Brown will be publishing TV-tie in editions of the series featuring both Burke and Grainger on the covers.