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J.K. Rowling’s ‘Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling’ is Coming to TV

You may know J.K. Rowling for a little book series called Harry Potter. Well she is also known for another series titled, Cormoran Strike. 

Cormoran Strike is now being adapted into a BBC series.

The trilogy started out as a crime novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, and Rowling wrote it under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The triliogy is about a former soldier turned P.I. named Cormoran Strike who solves crimes in London with his assistant, Robin Ellacott.

Cormoran Strike will be played by Tom Burke and Robin Ellacott will be played by Holliday Grainger.

Sound familiar?

According to Rowling herself, what sets Strike apart from Sherlock Holmes is that he works very hard.

“He’s not like Sherlock – blessed with the ability to see everything. He’s a former soldier who lost a leg in Afghanistan and who had a difficult upbringing. He’s not magical. There’s something appealing about that. It makes a nice change to have a show where the crimes aren’t solved in a clever-dick way but because they put the effort in.”

Ben Richards, who adapted the book into a TV script, adds that Strike brings a gentleness that he says has been missing from crime dramas.

“We’re often a bit too obsessed with having crazy twist after crazy twist.”


Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling will hit BBC One on August 27 and for us in the States, we’ll have to wait a little bit longer as there isn’t an American release date yet.

Source: Elite Daily