BBC have revealed the first images of Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacott in their adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Strike Series.
Rowling, Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts and Elizabeth Kilgarriff will executive produce, based on scripts by Ben Richards (“The Tunnel: Sabotage,” “Spooks”), who will write “The Cuckoo’s Calling” and “The Silkworm,” and Tom Edge (“The Last Dragon Slayer,” “Lovesick”), who will write “Career of Evil.” Michael Keillor will direct “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” and Jackie Larkin will produce.
Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, and Ben Stephenson, former controller BBC Drama Commissioning, ordered the show. HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights.
The series marks a continuation of the BBC’s relationship with Rowling’s production company, Brontë Film and TV, and Rowling herself. Brontë produced Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy,” a three-part serial, which aired on BBC One in 2015.