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‘C.B. Strike’: New J.K. Rowling TV Adaptation to Air on Cinemax in June 2018

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‘C.B. Strike’: New J.K. Rowling TV Adaptation to Air on Cinemax in June 2018
If “detective series based on the novels of J.K. Rowling” sounds like good TV to you, you’re in luck. As part of next year’s programming details, Cinemax revealed the release date of “C.B. Strike,” the latest TV adaptation from the “Harry Potter” author.

The series, co-starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, follows Cormoran Strike, a P.I. who uses his Army experience to help crack extra mysterious cases in London and beyond. This adaptation will bring to the screen all three Strike novels, which Rowling wrote under the pen name Robert Galbraith. HBO had previously announced that it had picked up U.S. distribution rights, but Monday’s announcement signaled that the series would be part of a new revamped Cinemax lineup.

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The series originally aired in the UK earlier this summer as “Strike,
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‘C.B. Strike’: New J.K. Rowling TV Adaptation to Air on Cinemax in June 2018

‘C.B. Strike’: New J.K. Rowling TV Adaptation to Air on Cinemax in June 2018
If “detective series based on the novels of J.K. Rowling” sounds like good TV to you, you’re in luck. As part of next year’s programming details, Cinemax revealed the release date of “C.B. Strike,” the latest TV adaptation from the “Harry Potter” author.

The series, co-starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, follows Cormoran Strike, a P.I. who uses his Army experience to help crack extra mysterious cases in London and beyond. This adaptation will bring to the screen all three Strike novels, which Rowling wrote under the pen name Robert Galbraith. HBO had previously announced that it had picked up U.S. distribution rights, but Monday’s announcement signaled that the series would be part of a new revamped Cinemax lineup.

Read More:Go See ‘Logan Lucky’ This Weekend If You Want Better TV in the Future

The series originally aired in the UK earlier this summer as “Strike,
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'Strike Back' With New Cast, 'Outcast' Season 2 Get Cinemax Premiere Dates

'Strike Back' With New Cast, 'Outcast' Season 2 Get Cinemax Premiere Dates
A new iteration of Section 20 will "Strike Back" in February, it was announced by Cinemax on Monday.

Season 5 of the action-drama — which now stars Warren Brown (Luther), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles), Roxanne McKee (Dominion) and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours) — will premiere Friday, Feb. 2.

"Rellik," an original six-part thriller starring Richard Dormer (tt0944947 auto"Game Of Thrones") as an obsessive and disfigured UK police detective and Jodi Balfour (Quarry) as his intense partner, is set to arrive on Friday, April 13.

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Cinemax also set a
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The week in TV: Strike; Electric Dreams; Doc Martin; Transparent; Bad Move; W1A

Chemistry between its stars gave Jk Rowling’s detective series magic, and while Philip K Dick still has chilling power, Doc Martin’s return was warming

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Bad Move (ITV) | itv.com

W1A (BBC2) | iPlayer

Was there a little score-settling going on in The Silkworm, the concluding episode of which aired last Sunday to round off the sadly too-short Strike series? Certainly it was heavy on inside-track knowledge, gossip and bitchiness from the land of publishing, a world in which the author here nom-de-plumed as “Robert Galbraith” has long service. And thus one line fairly leapt out as Strike, the languid, limping Tom Burke, reached shaggily for yet another fag at a jazzy rooftop book launch.

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BBC Orders Third Installment of Crime Series Based on J.K. Rowling Books

BBC Orders Third Installment of Crime Series Based on J.K. Rowling Books
The BBC has ordered a third installment in the Cormoran Strike drama series, based on the crime novels written by J.K. Rowling, to be broadcast next year.

The first two installments, “The Cuckoo’s Calling” and “The Silkworm,” began airing in Britain at the end of August and have drawn solid ratings for the pubcaster. They were based on bestselling novels of the same titles written by Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The new series, “Career of Evil,” will also be adapted from a book by Rowling of the same name, the BBC announced Sunday night, immediately after the final episode of “The Silkworm” was shown on flagship channel BBC One. For the third installment, Tom Burke will reprise his role as Cormoran Strike, a war veteran-turned-private detective in London, and Holliday Grainger will return as his assistant, Robin Ellacott.

“When a dismembered leg is sent to Strike’s office, it
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BBC Orders Adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Third Cormoran Strike Novel

Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger will return for a third story in the BBC's The Strike Series, based on J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The U.K. public broadcaster announced the latest story, Strike - Career of Evil, based on the third and most recent book in the series, late on Sunday, saying it would air later in 2018.

It will follow Strike - The Cuckoo’s Calling (3 x 60 minutes) and Strike - The Silkworm (2 x 60 minutes).

Cinemax has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to...
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Sunday's best TV: Strike – The Silkworm; Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes; Victoria

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A new adventure for Jk Rowling’s troubled Pi, the wannabe astronauts reach the halfway point and Queen Victoria offers assistance to the nation as the period drama continues

Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger continue to add flair to workmanlike crime drama writing as a new two-part story begins. An author has gone missing and, it sluggishly transpires, has left behind a spiky roman a clef that gives everyone he knows reason to wish him ill. Tim McInnerny is among a roster of suspects taking their turn to look vaguely guilty; the two stars fare better when the investigation recedes and their mercurial mentor/sidekick vibe develops. Jack Seale

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Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling episode 2 review

Louisa Mellor Aug 29, 2017

Cormoran Strike is a refreshingly old-fashioned kind of Pi. Spoilers ahead in our episode 2 review of The Cuckoo’s Calling…

This review contains spoilers.

It’s rare for TV detectives to be easy to get along with nowadays. In addition to a tragic backstory, the modern variety tends to come equipped with a personality disorder that lends them a usefully unique perspective on crime. A lack of interpersonal skills is crucial. They rub people up the wrong way, don’t play well with others and shrug off relationships in favour of stalking around dockside warehouses at night speaking Danish. Even the non-Scandi ones are, metaphorically, Danish.

Increasingly few twenty-first century TV gumshoes are people you’d sit down with for a pint and a good moan - unpretentious types able to switch off from the job, get pissed and eat a kebab. Di Ellie Miller on Broadchurch is one,
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Lucky Strike: BBC hopes Jk Rowling's sleuth will steal Victoria's crown

Series based on Harry Potter author’s novels written under pseudonym will face ITV’s hit period drama on Sunday nights

The BBC is banking on Jk Rowling’s magic touch in a Sunday night ratings battle between the sumptuous ITV costume drama Victoria and its own thriller, Strike, adapted from crime novels by the Harry Potter author.

Surprise hit Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes as Victoria and Albert, is back for a second series after a 500,000 ratings triumph over the BBC’s Cornish period drama Poldark last year. ITV is hoping for repeat success over Strike, adapted from the novels Rowling published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and starring Tom Burke as the damaged war veteran turned detective Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as his sleuthing partner Robin Ellacott.

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First trailer for J.K. Rowling’s Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling

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J.K. Rowling set to work on a brand new detective series, after taking a break from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, in pursuit of a new cast of characters. Penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the Cormoran Strike series was born, currently featuring three novels and based around the titular character of Strike, a private investigator.

The first novel, titled The Cuckoo’s Calling, was very well received, with high praise before and following the reveal that Rowling was the creator of this new crime series. It was hastily picked up by the BBC, whom wished to adapt all three novels into television format, with HBO distributing the series across the Pond. The result of this is Strike starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger.

We can now take our first look at Rowling’s much anticipated new work, as the BBC have released the first official 40 second trailer for Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling,
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‘Strike — The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Trailer: J.K. Rowling’s Murder Mystery Comes to the Small Screen — Watch

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‘Strike — The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Trailer: J.K. Rowling’s Murder Mystery Comes to the Small Screen — Watch
When she isn’t ret-conning “Harry Potter” or owning Donald Trump on Twitter, J.K. Rowling keeps doing what she does best: writing books. One of those is “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” which was published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith to critical acclaim; once the detective novel’s true authorship was known, it became an instant best-seller. BBC One just released the trailer for “Strike,” a new series based on the “Cormoran Strike” series that “The Cuckoo’s Calling” began. Watch below.

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About a veteran-turned–private detective in London, the series centers around a murder mystery that, as fate would have it, only our intrepid hero can solve. Tom Burke plays Cormoran Strike, with Holliday Grainger as his assistant Robin; as time goes on, her role in cracking the case becomes ever more essential.

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‘Strike — The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Trailer: J.K. Rowling’s Murder Mystery Comes to the Small Screen — Watch

‘Strike — The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Trailer: J.K. Rowling’s Murder Mystery Comes to the Small Screen — Watch
When she isn’t ret-conning “Harry Potter” or owning Donald Trump on Twitter, J.K. Rowling keeps doing what she does best: writing books. One of those is “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” which was published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith to critical acclaim; once the detective novel’s true authorship was known, it became an instant best-seller. BBC One just released the trailer for “Strike,” a new series based on the “Cormoran Strike” series that “The Cuckoo’s Calling” began. Watch below.

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About a veteran-turned–private detective in London, the series centers around a murder mystery that, as fate would have it, only our intrepid hero can solve. Tom Burke plays Cormoran Strike, with Holliday Grainger as his assistant Robin; as time goes on, her role in cracking the case becomes ever more essential.

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Strike - Career Of Evil to air in 2018

Kirsten Howard Sep 18, 2017

The BBC's adaptation of J.K. Rowling's third Strike book, Career Of Evil, will be arriving next year. Details...

We hope you enjoyed both Strikes - The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm - as much as we did, because now that they're over, you've got a bit of a wait in store before the BBC air their adaptation of the third book in J.K. Rowling's series, Career Of Evil.

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The Beeb have confirmed that the show will return quite late in 2018, as filming has yet to begin. Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger will both be back to reprise their roles as Strike and Robin, and author Rowling will also stay on as executive producer.

If you've not read the book, Career Of Evil will find the detective and his cunning assistant in a whirlwind of trouble after a human leg
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Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Aug 27, 2017

Jk Rowling-created detective Cormoran Strike arrives on the BBC in a solid hour of traditional murder mystery…

This review contains spoilers.

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Sherlock Holmes. Hercule Poirot. Veronica Mars. Endeavour Morse. Unlikely names are clearly the birthright of any decent fictional Pi. Even the relatively conventional Sam Spade and John Shaft sound like characters christened by Vic and Bob when you think about it.

Cormoran Strike though, the creation of thriller novelist Robert Galbraith (himself the creation of Jk Rowling) takes the Pi biscuit. It’s a fabulously implausible name that belongs on the 1940s cover of a boys’ own adventure comic. Cormoran. Strike. Half mythical Cornish giant,
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Cannes Update: Joanna Hogg to Direct “The Souvenir”

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Exhibition” writer-director Joanna Hogg has a new project in the works. The British filmmaker will helm “The Souvenir,” a romantic mystery executive-produced by Sikelia ProductionsMartin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. ScreenDaily reports that the two-part movie will span the decade of the ’80s. Word of the project broke at Cannes.

Set to shoot this summer, “The Souvenir” centers on a young female film student who “tries to disentangle fact from fiction in a relationship with a complicated and untrustworthy man,” the source summarizes. The protagonist hasn’t been cast yet, but Tom Burke (“Only God Forgives”) will play her boyfriend, and Robert Pattinson (“Twilight”) has signed on to play the male lead in the second installment of the film, which will shoot in summer 2018.

The project was developed with the BFI and received backing from BBC Films.

ScreenDaily writes that “The Souvenir” is expected to be “art-house filmmaker Hogg’s most commercial prospect to date.” Her last feature, 2013’s “Exhibition,” centers on a couple who both work as contemporary artists. Her other credits include “Archipelago” and “Unrelated.” It was the former that caught Scorsese’s eye. He told Screen, “The film came my way by chance. I was in London shooting ‘Hugo’ and someone sent me a DVD of ‘Archipelago.’ I remember looking at the film on the weekend and being very surprised by it. It was a stunning experience for me,” he emphasized. “I found it moving and beautiful. I then met Joanna in London.”

Hogg explained, “This story has been in my head for a few years. After ‘Exhibition,’ I talked to Martin about what I should do next. I had two ideas: one was a ghost story. The other was this one.” She revealed, “I start from autobiography. When I investigate a story I realize what I don’t remember and the demands of fiction take over: that’s the fun part. Reality and fiction are so jumbled up. That blurring is partly what I’m exploring in this story.”

In 2015 Hogg co-curated a retrospective of Chantal Akerman’s work. Check out a tribute she co-wrote for the late pioneering filmmaker — who she says “changed what cinema is or could be or ought to be” — over at The Guardian.

Cannes Update: Joanna Hogg to Direct “The Souvenir” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Martin Scorsese, Robert Pattinson, Joanna Hogg team on 'The Souvenir'

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Martin Scorsese, Robert Pattinson, Joanna Hogg team on 'The Souvenir'
Exclusive: Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade also aboard two-part movie due to shoot this summer.

Robert Pattinson, Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade are due to star in British filmmaker Joanna Hogg’s (Archipelago) next film The Souvenir, which will be executive-produced by Martin Scorsese.

Scorsese will serve as executive producer on the romantic mystery alongside his Sikelia Productions partner Emma Tillinger Koskoff.

The Souvenir, developed with the BFI and backed by BBC Films, will be made in two parts, the first feature set to shoot this summer and the second in summer 2018.
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Fans of J.K. Rowling Will Be So Excited About This TV Show News

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Since J.K. Rowling first published Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, fans have been longing for a television series inspired by her writing, and they're finally getting what they wanted . . . kind of. A new BBC series inspired by Rowling's crime novels under her pen name (Robert Galbraith) has officially begun filming, and is slated to hit screens sometime in 2017. And don't worry, American viewers: HBO has acquired the Us and Canadian rights, so we won't have to wait much longer to see the show for ourselves. Cormoran Strike, which will feature a debut season titled "Cuckoo's Calling" (after the so-named first book in the Strike series), is still nearly as mysterious as its inspirational literature. However, we've gathered as much information as possible about casting, set details, and more. Are your detective senses tingling yet? Read on for everything we know so far about Cormoran Strike. Actor Tom Burke
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The Strike Series: Holliday Grainger to Star in Jk Rowling TV Show

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British actress Holliday Grainger has joined the cast of The Strike Series at BBC One. She will play Robin Ellacott opposite Tom Burke's Cormoran Strike. The Strike Series is based on J.K. Rowling’s crime novels published under her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith.The Strike Series begins filming in London, this month. A major news series for the BBC, it will consist of three hourlong episodes based on The Cuckoo’s Calling, and two hourlong episodes based on The Silkworm, with two additional installments based on Career of Evil.Read More…
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Holliday Grainger cast as female lead in BBC’s J.K. Rowling series Cormoran Strike

Holliday Grainger (Cinderella, The Finest Hours) has secured the female lead in the BBC’s upcoming Comoran Strike series, which is based upon J.K. Rowling’s bestselling crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The series, which will adapt The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil across seven hour-long episodes, will star Tom Burke (The Musketeers, War & Peace) as war veteran turned private detective Cormoran Strike, while Grainger will play Robin Venetia Ellacott, his assistant and secretary.

“I couldn’t be more delighted about the casting of Holliday Grainger, who brought my Robin to perfect onscreen life during her audition,” said Rowling. We’ve now secured two superb actors in the lead roles and I think they will create something very special together.”

Filming is set to get underway this month.
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Holliday Grainger Cast As Female Lead In ‘Cormoran Strike’ Limited Series

British actress Holliday Grainger is set as the female lead opposite Tom Burke in Cormoran Strike, BBC One's high-profile new limited series based on J.K. Rowling's bestselling crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Cormoran Strike centers on Strike (Burke), a 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…
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