TV Preview: Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling
+ discussion with actors Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, director Michael Keillor, writer Ben Richards and executive producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
JK Rowling’s hit crime thriller, about a troubled war veteran turned PI, comes to the small screen.
Dir Michael Keillor
With Tom Burke, Holliday Grainger, Tara Fitzgerald, Siân Phillips, Martin Shaw
Cormoran Strike (Burke), a war veteran-turned-private detective, operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street with his assistant Robin (Grainger). Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background in the Special Investigation Branch prove crucial in solving complex cases, which have eluded the police. The Cuckoo’s Calling is the first book in the best-selling Cormoran Strike crime series written by Robert Galbraith, aka JK Rowling. This major new adaptation by Ben Richards (The Tunnel, Spooks ) is produced by JK Rowling’s production company Brontë Film and TV.