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J.K. Rowling's Strike Is Returning To The BBC For New Series

J.K. Rowling's Strike Is Returning To The BBC For New Series

Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott will be returning to your screens for a new BBC drama series, adapted from the latest detective novel from J.K. Rowling, published under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Strike's new TV series will be based on the fourth book of her crime series, Lethal White.

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Lethal White was released in book stores last month, and it has already been confirmed that the novel will now be adapted for the small screen.

BBC drama controller Piers Wenger said: "We are delighted to announce that the Strike series will return to BBC One with Lethal White.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

"JK Rowling, once more in the guise of Robert Galbraith, has delivered another brilliant, knotty and original crime story.

"We are honoured to be working with Jo and once more with Holliday and Tom as Robin and Strike, to bring this hit series back to BBC One."

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The four-part series has not yet got an official release date, although it will reportedly be returning to BBC One at some point next year.

The novels The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, and Career of Evil were all adapted for the BBC too.

Tom Burke will be reprising his role as private investigator Cormoran Strike, and he will be joined by Holliday Grainger as his assistant, Robin Ellacott, who also starred in the previous series.

The book's synopsis reveals that the story will follow the tale of Billy, a 'troubled young man' seeking help from the Cormoran Strike's office to help investigate a crime he thinks he witnessed as a kid.

He struggles to remember all the details and is obviously 'mentally distressed', before fleeing from the office in a panic and leaving Strike 'deeply unsettled'.

Robin and Cormoran then 'set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside', adds the crime fiction's blurb.

Strike's new-found fame as a private eye is also problematic for the detective,as he can longer operate behind the scenes like he did before.

While you wait for the new series to hit the BBC, you can pick up a copy of the book for £10 from Waterstones.

And if you still can't get enough of J.K. Rowling's incredible creations and tales, then Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will arrive in cinemas on 16th November this year.

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Topics: Entertainment, JK Rowling, BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment

Rachel Andrews

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