The BBC has announced that the detective drama Strike is set to return with a four-episode adaptation of Lethal White, the latest book in the Cormoran Strike series from author J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
According to Deadline, the new series “follows Billy, a troubled young man who comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s (Tom Burke) office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child and Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. Strike and Robin (Holliday Grainger) set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.”
“We are delighted to announce that the Strike series will return to BBC One with Lethal White,” said 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. We are honoured to be working with Jo and once more with Holliday and Tom as Robin and Strike, to bring this hit series back to BBC One.”