Strike: The Silkworm – the second adaptation of JK Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series of novels – will premiere on BBC One on Sunday September 10th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Strike follows Cormoran Strike, a war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street with his assistant Robin. Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background as an SIB Investigator prove crucial to solving complex cases which have eluded the police.
The Silkworm, which has been adapted in two-parts, sees Strike’s agency busy after the Lula Landry success. Yet when Leonora Quine asks him to track down her missing husband – the novelist Owen Quine – he takes on her case. The novel was adapted for television by Tom Edge 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. 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.