BFI to Host Preview Event for “Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling”
We’ve been waiting for The Cuckoo’s Calling to come to the screen ever since HBO picked up the series in 2016. The series, which stars Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, is set to air in 2017. BFI has announced that it will be hosting a preview event featuring a Q&A with the stars and creators.
Burke and Grainger will be joined by director Michael Keillor, writer Ben Richards, and executive producer Ruth Kenley-Letts. No word yet on what aspects of the show will be covered, but we’re hoping to get a backstage view of the making of Strike.
The series will cover all three books in the Cormoran Strike saga, with three episodes based on The Cuckoo’s Calling and two episodes each for The Silkworm and Career of Evil. The following description has been given for the show:
Cormoran Strike (Burke), a war veteran-turned-private detective, operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street with his assistant Robin (Grainger). Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background in the Special Investigation Branch prove crucial in solving complex cases, which have eluded the police. The Cuckoo’s Calling is the first book in the best-selling Cormoran Strike crime series written by Robert Galbraith, aka JK Rowling. This major new adaptation by Ben Richards (The Tunnel, Spooks ) is produced by JK Rowling’s production company Brontë Film and TV.
The preview event takes place at 6:15 p.m. GMT on August 10, 2017. You can get your tickets here.
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