With shootings about to start, Variety finally revealed who will play Robin Ellacott, Cormoran Strike’s secretary and aspiring detective, in the TV series based on the novels by Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym.

Tom Burke’s (who plays the main character) screen partner will be Holliday Grainger, known for her part as Lucrezia Borgia in “The Borgias” and Anastasia Tremaine in Disney’s “Cinderella”.

The actress commented on her casting:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the talented creative team behind ‘The Strike Series,’ especially with the role of Robin Ellacott. Her grounded strength and intelligence is going to be a joy to explore. I can’t wait to dive straight into the wit and grit of Strike’s cannily well-observed London.”

J.K. Rowling, executive producer, stated:

“I couldn’t be more delighted about the casting of Holliday Grainger, who brought my Robin to perfect onscreen life during her audition. We’ve now secured two superb actors in the lead roles and I think they will create something very special together.”

The TV series based on the Cormoran Strike novels is produced by Brontë Film and TV, J.K. Rowling’s company, for BBC and will be produced as separate arcs, each representing a different book. The shootings are predicted to start this month.

News translated by: Beatriz Souza