Tom Burke confirmed as Cormoran Strike, BBC to release 7 episodes, and more info
September 7, 2016
Variety has confirmed the rumors that have been online lately. Finally, Tom Burke will play Cormoran Strike in the BBC adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s books.
The magazine not only shared the name of the actor for the main role, but also more details about the series. The Cormoran Strike Mysteries will air on BBC One, and it will consist of seven episodes: three for The Cuckoo’s Calling, two for The Silkworm, and two for Career of Evil. Each episode will last an hour, and they will begin shooting this fall in London.
Tom Burke has expressed about this new part:
I’m overjoyed to be immersing myself in the role of Cormoran Strike, who is as complex as he is larger than life. I know I’m joining an extraordinary team of people on a series that for me is peppered with moments of real emotional depth and meticulously grounded in the page-turning momentum of these novels. Cormoran’s world is rich and raw.
Also, J.K. Rowling said
I’m thrilled about the casting of Tom Burke, a massively talented actor who’ll bring the character to perfect life. Cormoran Strike is pure joy to write, and I can’t wait to see Tom play him.
Variety also confirms that Ben Richards will write The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, and Tom Edge will write Career of Evil. The first reports that Sarah Phelps (who wrote The Casual Vacancy adaptation) was going to be in charge of the script have now vanished with this recent news. Michael Keillor will direct The Cuckoo’s Calling.