Tom Burke (War & Peace) and Holliday Grainger (Tell It To The Bees) return for the latest installment of the Strike series, based on J.K. Rowling’s novel of the same name.
An adaptation of the fourth novel in the book series, Lethal White sees the return of private eye Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) and Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger) as they investigate a new case.
The four-part drama centres around Billy, a young man in mental distress who is haunted by a crime that he witnessed during his childhood, and seeks Strike’s help.
Although Billy’s recollection of events lacks important details, Strike is still greatly unsettled by these memories.
Strike and Robin embark on a sinister trail leading them to secrets held in Parliament and a suspicious manor in the countryside.
“We are delighted to announce that the Strike series will return to BBC One,” commented Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. “J.K. Rowling, once more in the guise of Robert Galbraith, has delivered another brilliant, knotty and original crime story.”
Under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling (writer of the Harry Potter franchise) has written bestsellers Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling, Strike: The Silkworm and Strike: Career of Evil, each have been adapted for the BBC and individually accumulated around 7 million viewers alone in the UK.
Rowling is also set to be an executive producer on the series, along with the return of Ruth Kenley-Letts and Neil Blair as executive producers, joined by Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.
Adapting Lethal White for the small screen is screenwriter Tom Edge, who also adapted previous Strike installments.