The hit BBC One series Strike, has already spawned two fantastic miniseries, The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm and next year Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger will return in Career Of Evil.
Career Of Evil is the third book in the Coromoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) and Tom Burke will once again play Cormoran Strike whilst Holliday Grainger will also return as Robin Ellacott.
The new case will last two hour-long episodes and when a dismembered leg is sent to Strike’s office, it sends both Cormoran's and Robin’s lives into disarray, forcing them to confront ghosts from their pasts. Their partnership reaches breaking point as Robin’s wedding approaches and they disagree about how to ensnare a man who abuses children.
Since bursting onto our screens over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Strike and Robin have been adored by millions, with Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling earning a consolidated series average of 7.4m viewers across all three episodes.
Burke will return 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. Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background as an SIB investigator prove crucial in unravelling complex cases.
Grainger will also return to play Robin, Strike's assistant. Though she begins as a temporary secretary, managing Strike’s chaotic life, she soon becomes involved with his caseload and begins to see her true potential.
The script has been written by Tom Edge and J.K. Rowling will serve as Executive Producer alongside him.
With Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) currently writing the fourth Strike novel, it’s safe to say that Career Of Evil won’t be the last time we see the wonderful chemistry between Strike and Robin on the small screen.