British actor Tom Burke has been cast to star in JK Rowling’s Cormoran Strike crime-drama TV series for the BBC.
The series, a continuation of the Harry Potter author’s tie-up with the BBC that started with the 2015 miniseries The Casual Vacancy, will see Burke in the key role of war veteran-turned-private detective Cormoran Strike, in the adaptation of Rowlng’s novel, set in Central London, entertainment publication Variety outlines.
The series is set to air on the network’s flagship channel BBC One, and will consist of one-hour long episodes, sectioned into three separate event dramas - the three-parter The Cuckoo’s Calling, two-parter The Silkworm and two-parter Career of Evil.
Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall in London, with Rowling’s company Brontë Film & TV to produce, and Rowling, her agent and business partner Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC to executive produce the Strike series.
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