Cormoran Strike series lands Holliday Grainger to co-star
According to Variety, Brit actress Holliday Grainger (The Finest Hours, Cinderella) will co-star with Tom Burke (Only God Forgives, “The Musketeers”) in the BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s “Cormoran Strike” books. Titled The Strike Series, Burke is set to play the title London P.I., with Grainger as his trusty assistant Robin Ellacott.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the talented creative team behind ‘The Strike Series,’ especially with the role of Robin Ellacott,” Grainger said. “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.”
“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,” Rowling said.
“The Cuckoo’s Calling” (published by Little, Brown) is the first in the Cormoran Strike series and J.K. Rowling’s first crime novel written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” was published to critical acclaim in 2013 and went on to be a global bestseller, followed in 2014 by “The Silkworm.”
Rowling will collaborate on the project, The series comprises “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” with three hour-long episodes; “The Silkworm,” with two hour-long episodes; and “Career of Evil,” also with two hour-long episodes. The series is set to begin shooting in November across London.
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