BBC One’s latest adaptation of JK Rowling’s Strike books – which she writes under an alias of Robert Galbraith – will see the detective Strike return with another high-profile case.
This will be the fourth adaptation to air on the BBC, following The Cuckoo’s Calling (2017), The Silkworm (2018) and Career of Evil (2018).
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest episode of Strike, Lethal White.
When is Strike: Lethal White on?
Strike: Lethal White will be made up of four episodes, with the first one airing tonight, Sunday August 30 at 9pm on BBC One.
Episode two will air tomorrow, Monday August 31, followed by episode three on September 6 and concluding on September 13.
Who is in Strike: Lethal White?
Here’s the cast who will appear throughout the four-episode mini-series.
Tom Burke as Coromoran Strike
Burke is back again as the lead role of Cormoran Strike, a war veteran turned private detective.
Burke has starred in all adaptations of the show so far.
Other than playing the detective, Burke has starred in War and Peace and Great Expectations.
Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacott
Ellacott is back for more, only this time she has been promoted to detective after spending time as Strike’s assistant.
The character has just married her boyfriend Matthew Cunliffe, but romantic tension continues between her and Strike.
Grainger has also starred in Patrick Melrose and The Borgias, as well as blockbuster movies including the live action remake of Cinderella.
Kerr Logan as Matthew Cunliffe
Playing the new husband to Robin Ellacott, Logan has previously appeared in Alias Grace, Game of Thrones and London Irish.
Robert Glenister as Jasper Chiswell
Glenister appears as Minister of Culture Jasper Chiswell, who is being blackmailed and needs help from Detective Strike.
The actor has previously appeared in shows including Hustle, Spooks and Cold Feet.
Sophie Winkleman as Kinvara Chiswell
Playing the wife to Jasper Chiswell, Winkleman has starred in Peep Show and Sanditon.
Joseph Quinn as Billy Knight
Viewers meet Billy Knight in the opening episode as he comes to Strike for help about a crime he witnessed.
He is played by Joseph Quinn, who previously appeared as Prince Paul in Catherine the Great and Enjolras in Les Miserables.
Nick Blood as Jimmy Knight
Nick Blood plays Billy’s brother Jimmy Knight, an outspoken left-wing activist.
Blood may be familiar to viewers for his appearances in Agents of Shield and HBO’s Euphoria.
Natasha O’Keeffe as Charlotte Campbell
Another character returning for this latest adaptation is Strike’s ex-fiancée Charlotte Campbell, played by Natasha O’Keeffe.
O’Keeffe will be best known to viewers as Lizzie Shelby in Peaky Blinders.
Natalie Gumede as Lorelei
There’s change afoot in this latest adaptation, as Strike has a new girlfriend, played by Natalie Gumede.
She has previously appeared in Death in Paradise and Jekyll & Hyde.
Why does JK Rowling use a pen name?
The series is based on JK Rowling’s fourth book in her crime fiction series penned under pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Also called Lethal White, the book was published in September 2018.
The fifth novel in the series, Troubled Blood, is set to be published on September 15, 2020.
Writing on her alter-ego’s official website, Rowling stated that her original intention for writing as Robert Galbraith was for the books to be judged on their own merit, and to establish Galbraith as a well-regarded name in crime in its own right.
She got the pen name from her political hero Robert F Kennedy and her childhood fantasy name ‘Ella Galbraith’.
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