British actor Tom Burke (“War & Peace,” “The Musketeers”) has been cast to star in the BBC’s crime drama TV series “Cormoran Strike” based on the novels by “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling who penned them under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Burke will play Cormoran Strike, a war veteran-turned-private detective operating out of a tiny office in Central London. Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s insight and background as a military police detective prove crucial in solving three complex cases that have confounded the police.
The series includes the three-parter “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” the two-parter “The Silkworm” and two-parter “Career of Evil”. Each episode will last a full hour and the three stories will be produced as three separate event dramas. Shooting begins this fall in London.