A new television series from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has yet to make its debut here in the United States, yet the show is already gearing up for its third season in the United Kingdom. The show, Strike, is based on Rowling’s novels about detective Cormoran Strike, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
The first two seasons of Strike aired earlier this year on BBC in late August and early September, though calling them “seasons” is a bit misleading.
In England, “seasons” are actually called “series,” and the first two series of Strike were adaptations of Rowling’s first two books.
As such, they were not exactly full-length seasons; instead, the first series was a three-episode adaptation of The Cuckoo’s Calling.
The second series was even shorter, with Rowling’s second book, The Silkworm, adapted into only two 60-minute episodes.
Actor Tom Burke plays private detective Cormoran Strike on the series, a war veteran who uses his experience with the military to solve complicated cases.
Holliday Grainger plays Strike’s assistant, Robin Ellacott, who is initially hired as a temporary secretary until she proves to be an invaluable asset.
As you might expect, the third series will be an adaptation of Rowling’s third book, Career of Evil, to air sometime in 2018.
A fourth book, Lethal White, is currently being written by Rowling and will undoubtedly be used as the basis for a future series of Strike.
Ben Richards wrote the adaptation of The Cuckoo’s Calling, while Tom Edge adapted The Silkworm and will do the same for Career of Evil.
Nonetheless, there are rumors that Rowling, who is an executive producer on the series, had a hand in writing the teleplays herself. The first two series of Strike as set to air on HBO in the United States, though the network has yet to announce a date.