British actress Holliday Grainger has joined the cast of The Strike Series at BBC One. She will play Robin Ellacott opposite Tom Burke’s Cormoran Strike. The Strike Series is based on J.K. Rowling’s crime novels published under her pseudonym, Robert Galbraith.
The Strike Series begins filming in London, this month. A major news series for the BBC, it will consist of three hourlong episodes based on The Cuckoo’s Calling, and two hourlong episodes based on The Silkworm, with two additional installments based on Career of Evil.
Holliday Grainger to play Robin Ellacott in BBC One’s The Strike Series
Cormoran Strike is a private detective. He operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Grainger’s character Robin is his assistant. While she begins as a temporary secretary, managing Strike’s chaotic life, she will soon become involved with his cases. It is then she will begin to see her true potential.
Holliday Grainger says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the talented creative team behind The Strike Series, especially with the role of Robin Ellacott. Her grounded strength and intelligence is going to be a joy to explore. I can’t wait to dive straight into the wit and grit of Strike’s cannily well observed London.”
J.K. Rowling says: “I couldn’t be more delighted about the casting of Holliday Grainger, who brought my Robin to perfect onscreen life during her audition. We’ve now secured two superb actors in the lead roles and I think they will create something very special together.”
Rowling is executive producing The Strike series, with Neil Blair, Ruth Kenley-Letts, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff. Ben Richards is writing the scripts for The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. Tom Edge will script Career of Evil. Michael Keillor will direct The Cuckoo’s Calling. Jackie Larkin is producing.
Grainger’s other television work includes Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Bonnie & Clyde, and The Borgias.
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