The British channel BBC announced the start of the shooting of the fourth season of Strike, which is based on Lethal White, the fourth volume of the detective novels written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonymous of Robert Galbraith. The fourth season premiers in the United Kingdom in 2020, but the date is undefined.
Lethal White will have four episodes and brings Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger back in the main roles of the detectives Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.
Set in London during the 2012 Olympic Games, the story follows detective Cormoran Strike and his partner Robin Ellacott trying to uncover the mystery presented by Billy, a mentally unstable teenager who believes to have witnessed a murder when he was a kid. Meanwhile, Strike is hired by a minister to investigate Billy’s brother, who is blackmailing the politician.
Cormoran Strike‘s future
On her official website, J.K. Rowling reveled she intends to write another seven books for the Cormoran Strike series. However, the author must intersperse writing the detective’s story with the screenplay of the Fantastic Beasts franchise and other books she intends to publish.
Strike on TV
In 2017, the books stated to be adapted for television. Occasionally, it is replayed on TV. On the Internet, they are available on HBO Go app.
In the United Kingdom, the series had an average of eight million spectators for each episode, according to BARB, an agency that quantifies the audience in the area. They are expressive numbers, as, just to compare, the first season of Sherlock had a similar number in its first season.
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Translated into English by Caroline Dorigon
Edited by Aline Michel