Former “The Tudors” actress Holliday Grainger has been cast as Robin Ellacott opposite Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike in The BBC’s “The Strike Series”.
Based on J.K. Rowling’s bestselling crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the series will consist of seven hour-long episodes adapting the three books – “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” “The Silkworm” and “Career of Evil”.
In the books Robin is the assistant to Strike, a private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. 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.
Shooting kicks off in November across London.