Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling – the first adaptation of JK Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series of novels – will premiere on BBC One on Sunday August 27th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Strike follows war veteran turned private detective Cormoran Strike who investigates shocking crimes together with his female assistant Robin, whose forensic mind and fierce determination he cannot ignore. In The Cuckoo’s Calling, after Robin and Strike cross paths, they investigate the death of supermodel Lula Landry, whose fall from a Mayfair balcony has been ruled a suicide by the police.
The three-part drama was adapted for television by Ben Richards and produced by Rowling’s production company Brontë Film & TV in association with HBO. Tom Burke (The Musketeers) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) lead the cast as Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, respectively. Elarica Johnson, Leo Bill, Brian Bovell, Tara Fitzgerald, David Avery, Tezlym Senior-Sakutu, and Martin Shaw also star. J.K Rowling, her long-time agent Neil Blair, and Ruth Kenley-Letts executive produce for Brontë Film & TV. The BBC’s Elizabeth Kilgarriff also serves as an executive producer.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.