JK Rowling’s Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling will premiere this month

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As is the trend for UK television, the premiere date for the eagerly-anticipated adaptation of JK Rowling’s Cormoran Strike novels, Strike, has been revealed mere weeks beforehand.

That date is Sunday August 27th at 9pm, in case you’re curious (and you should be), and was announced on Twitter via the official BBC One account.

Rowling famously wrote the crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, to ensure judgement of the venture wouldn’t be clouded by her Harry Potter fame. It paid off, and the books have become very popular. Popular enough for a BBC drama.

Tom Burke (The Musketeers) will lead the show as the ex-soldier and current private detection, while Holliday Grainger co-stars as his partner Robin Ellacott.

Two more installments, The Silkworm and Career of Evil will follow The Cuckoo’s Calling.