Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger return in Strike - Troubled Blood
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Burke (The Souvenir, True Things About Me) and Grainger (The Capture, Animals) lead a cast of acclaimed British actors including Linda Bassett (Call The Midwife, What If If Only), Kierston Wareing (I Love My Mum, The Take), Abigail Lawrie (Our Ladies, Tin Star), Anna Calder-Marshall (The Third Day, Harlots), Fionnula Flanagan (Lost, The Others), Cherie Lunghi (Unforgotten, Midsomer Murders), Jack Greenlees (The Trial Of Christine Keeler, The Swarm), Daniel Peacock (Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, Only Fools And Horses), Ruth Sheen (Unforgotten, It’s A Sin), Syrus Lowe (Avenue 5, The Inheritance), Carol MacReady (This Is Going To Hurt, Gentleman Jack), Sophie Ward (A Very English Scandal 2: The Duchess Of Argyll, Moonstone), Robin Askwith (The Train To Christmas, The Madam Blanc Mysteries), Genevieve Hulme-Beaman (Burn It All, Rebecca’s Boyfriend), Christina Cole (Suits, Innocent), Ian Radford (Coronation Street, The Man With The Iron Heart), Philip Cornwell (Call The Midwife, Dodger) and Kenneth Cranham (Hatton Garden, Layer Cake).
Returning actors include Kerr Logan (Alias Grace, Showtrial) as Matthew, Sarah Sweeney (Bastard Executioner, Cider With Rosie) as Lucy, and Ben Crompton (Game Of Thrones, Rebecca) as Shanker.
Private detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he’s approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough, who went missing under mysterious circumstances in 1974.
Strike’s never tackled a cold case, before let alone one 40 years old, but despite the slim chance of success he’s intrigued and takes it on, adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency Robin Ellacott are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike.
As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn even cases 40 years old can prove to be deadly.
Sue Tully is directing. Her credits include Too Close, Strike - Lethal White, Line Of Duty, Tin Star, The A Word and The Musketeers.
J.K. Rowling (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Strike, The Casual Vacancy), Neil Blair (Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them, Strike), Ruth Kenley-Letts (Too Close, Strike, You Don’t Know Me) and Tommy Bulfin (for the BBC) executive produce based on a script by Tom Edge (You, Don’t Know Me, Vigil) who also wrote Strike - The Silkworm, Strike - Career Of Evil and Strike - Lethal White. Jenny van der Lande (Too Close, You Don’t Know Me) is story producer and Alex Rendell will produce.
HBO has North American rights and Warner Bros. is selling the show internationally.
The Cuckoo’s Calling was published to critical acclaim in 2013 and went on to be a global bestseller, followed in 2014 by The Silkworm, Career Of Evil in 2015 and Lethal White in 2018. All four Strike novels topped the national and international bestseller lists and Little, Brown has sold in total over five million copies worldwide across all editions.
Cormoran Strike is one of the most memorable and distinctive detectives in crime fiction today and Robert Galbraith is among the genre’s most celebrated writers, shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Gold Dagger in 2015 and the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year in 2016.
Source BBC One
February 8, 2022 3:00am ET by BBC One