♦ Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling’s Strike: Career of Evil starts tonight on BBC1 and here’s links to chats with stars Tom Burke, Holliday Grainger, director Charles Sturridge, writer Tom Edge and even Rowling herself about the new series in one post…
Burke plays Strike, 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 plays 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.
Strike – The Cuckoo’s Calling (3×60) and Strike – The Silkworm (2×60) aired from 26 August and received wide-spread critical praise from both the press and audiences. Strike – Career Of Evil (2×60) is the third instalment to the series.
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.