New Cormoran Strike begins filming for 2020 release

There’s a new batch of Cormoran Strike episodes on the way. Strike: Lethal White is the fourth instalment in the series based on the Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) novels and will air in 2020. Once again, Lethal White will feature Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger (as Robin Ellacott)and supporting actors include Robert Glenister, while Natasha…

BBC renews Strike for another series

There was much frothing of the mouth when it was announced that the BBC was to adapt Robert ‘JK Rowling’ Galbraith’s best-selling Cormoran Strike novels for TV and through eight episodes and the first three of Rowling’s Strike novels, we were introduced to a comfortingly familiar lone detective (played by Tom Burke) and his assistant…

Review: Strike – Career Of Evil (S1 E2/2), Sunday 4th March, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE So in the final Strike story – for some time, at least – we saw that Robin had been sent a severed leg in the post. Strike immediately thought of three suspects that could be behind such a personal attack: Noel Brockbank, an ex-major who had been accused of abusing his daughter, Britney,…

Review: Strike – Career Of Evil (S1 E1/2), Sunday 25th February, BBC One

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE The BBC’s adaptations of JK Rowling’s Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike novels have proved a hit with viewers despite some odd scheduling. I honestly thought that these two and three-episode stories would be played out during holiday periods, like ITV’s Maigret (or perhaps strung together in one six-episode series), but no… we’ve had…

BBC One confirms Strike – Career Of Evil transmission date

The BBC’s adaptation of Robert ‘JK Rowling’ Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike novels have been a success. Tom Burke has made for a fine Strike, and Holliday Grainger’s Robin has been a good counterpoint. It has rated pretty well, too. We know that a third, two-part story has been waiting in the wings, and now we know…

Strike to return in 2018 with Career Of Evil

We’ll be bringing you our review of the second part of Strike – The Silkworm in due course, but there’s news out of the BBC that Tom Burke will return next year as Strike in Strike – Career of Evil as the war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street….

Review: Strike – The Silkworm (S2 E1/2), Sunday 10th September, BBC One

NB: Spoilers inside Following the series opener The Cuckoo’s Calling, do we know all there is to know about down-at-heel detective Cormoran Strike, or his implausibly glamorous assistant Robin? Obviously not – there must be more revelations to come in this second outing for JK Rowling’s impecunious investigator.

BBC confirms Strike – The Silkworm transmission date

It’s a busy-old day here at The Killing Times with three new shows having their transmission dates confirmed today. We’re two episodes into the first BBC adaptation of JK Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels, and now the BBC has announced when the next story will be.

Review: Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling (S2 E2/3), Monday 28th August, BBC One

Last night opening episode of The Cuckoo’s Calling was an enjoyable start to what the BBC hopes will be an ongoing and popular series. Robert ‘JK Rowling’ Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike was investigating the suspicious death of supermodel, Lula Landry. Strike, assisted, by work placement Robin Ellacott, shambled around London looking for leads and putting his nose…