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First Look at Strike and Robin in ‘The Strike Series’
Posted by Megs

The first photos of Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger as Strike and Robin in BBC and HBO’s The Strike Series have been released!

Filed Under: Holliday Grainger, The Cormoran Strike Mysteries, Tom Burke
Holliday Grainger Cast in Cormoran Strike TV Series
Posted by Megs

Variety is reporting that Holliday Grainger has been cast as Robin Ellacott in The Strike Series that will be airing on BBC and HBO. Holliday will star alongside Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike. Fans may know her as one of the step-sisters in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Bonnie in Bonnie & Clyde and more.

Of the casting, Grainger says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the talented creative team behind ‘The Strike Series,’ especially with the role of Robin Ellacott. Her grounded strength and intelligence is going to be a joy to explore. I can’t wait to dive straight into the wit and grit of Strike’s cannily well-observed London.”

Rowling also commented by saying, “I couldn’t be more delighted about the casting of Holliday Grainger, who brought my Robin to perfect onscreen life during her audition. We’ve now secured two superb actors in the lead roles and I think they will create something very special together.”

Filed Under: Holliday Grainger, The Cormoran Strike Mysteries
HBO Acquires Rights for ‘Cormoran Strike’ in US and Canada
Posted by Megs

Deadline reports that HBO has acquired the rights for BBC One’s adaption of J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series. We reported a rumor of this partnership back in November of last year.

Tom Burke will star as the detective in Cormoran Strike, which will air as three separate event series, the three-hour The Cuckoo’s Calling, two-hour The Silkworm and two-hour Career Of Evil. Jo also confirmed via Twitter that Robin Ellacott has been cast but left us in suspense as to who it will be.

J.K. Rowling executive produces the series and two writers have worked on the episodes. Ben Richards wrote The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, and Tom Edge wrote Career of Evil. Michael Keillor will direct The Cuckoo’s Calling. Filming starts this fall in London.

Filed Under: JK Rowling, Robert Galbraith, The Cormoran Strike Mysteries
More News on ‘The Cormoran Strike Mysteries’ Series
Posted by Megs

TV Wise is reporting that The Cormoran Strike Mysteries, a television show based on J.K. Rowling’s Robert Galbraith novels will most likely be airing on HBO in 2016.  We previously reported that BBC would be airing the show in the UK.  This news is not yet official, but it would make sense for BBC and HBO to partner again, as they did for Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy miniseries.

Additionally, it looks like the screenwriter for The Cuckoos Calling portion of the show, Sarah Phelps, has finished some, if not all, of her work for The Cormoran Strike Mysteries. Rowling tweeted the writer earlier this week to express her excitement over reading “a certain thing.” Ben Richards will adapt the second novel The Silkworm. It is unknown who will adapt Career of Evil.

Cormoran Strike Mysteries
 

According to the TV Wise article, a formal episode order for The Cormoran Strike Mysteries has not yet been set, with the BBC stating that it would be finalised once the scripts are completed.

Steeped in the atmosphere of contemporary London, Cormoran Strike’s city is far from the bright lights and frenetic bustle, immersed instead in its darker, murkier side. War veteran turned private detective, Strike investigates shocking crimes together with his female assistant Robin, whose forensic mind and fierce determination he cannot ignore. The murders take them from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the literary haunts of Fitzrovia, exposing the seedy reality lurking beneath seemingly innocent societies. With each crime, they discover a little more about each other and both learn that appearances can be deceptive.

We will of course keep you up to date on all news related to The Cormoran Strike Mysteries.

(Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the TV Wise tip)

Filed Under: JK Rowling, Robert Galbraith, The Cormoran Strike Mysteries
Robert Galbraith Interviewed for Radio 2 Book Club
Posted by Megs

Yesterday, Robert Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowling, gave her first UK interview as her pseudonym as part of the BBC Radio 2 Book Club, discussing her latest novel Career Of Evil. In the interview, J. K. Rowling as Robert talked about her inspiration for creating a pen name, her crime writing influences and more. Before we get to the interview, and  for those of you who enjoy the series and want to take an in-depth look, do check out The Strike Files, a brand new podcast made by our friends Zack Luye and Melissa Anelli!

A few highlights from the interview may be read below.

Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling on upcoming projects and her latest novel Career of Evil: ‘Definitely the darkest of the series so far. It’s the only book I’ve ever written that has literally given me nightmares… But I really enjoyed the crafting of the book.’

There’s more to come for fans of all ages: ‘I’m not going to give you an absolute date because things are busy enough, but I will definitely write more novels as JK Rowling. I have so many ideas. I have written part of a children’s book that I really love so there will be another children’s book and I have ideas for other adult books… I sometimes worry I’ll die before I’ve written them all out. That’s my mid-life crisis.’

But she isn’t writing under any other names for now: ‘Trying to run more than one pseudonym is a fool’s game, I wish Robert had lasted longer because it was a lot of fun.’

You can listen to a clip of Jo/Robert’s interview below and the full show here (interview from 1:07:10 – 1:34:32).

Filed Under: Books, JK Rowling, Robert Galbraith, The Cormoran Strike Mysteries
‘The Cormoran Strike Mysteries’ Coming to BBC One in Autumn/Winter Season
Posted by Megs

The BBC has revealed their lineup for the Autumn/Winter television season and some new information about the series for Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels was included! The show will be called ‘The Cormoran Strike Mysteries’ and will air on BBC one (as we previously reported)

Based on Robert Galbraith’s best-selling novels The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, and the highly anticipated Career Of Evil, due for publication this autumn, this bold series from a master storyteller will bring one of the most memorable detective duos of modern times to BBC One.

Steeped in the atmosphere of contemporary London, Cormoran Strike’s city is far from the bright lights and frenetic bustle, immersed instead in its darker, murkier side. War veteran turned private detective, Strike investigates shocking crimes together with his female assistant Robin, whose forensic mind and fierce determination he cannot ignore. The murders take them from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the literary haunts of Fitzrovia, exposing the seedy reality lurking beneath seemingly innocent societies. With each crime, they discover a little more about each other and both learn that appearances can be deceptive.

The series is made by Brontë Film and Television, the producers of The Casual Vacancy. Sarah Phelps will adapt The Cuckoo’s Calling and Ben Richards The Silkworm. Ruth Kenley-Letts, Neil Blair and JK Rowling are executive producers, and Lucy Richer for the BBC. Dan McCulloch will produce and Julian Farino will direct.

Filed Under: Books, JK Rowling, Robert Galbraith, The Cormoran Strike Mysteries, TV


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