Strike new series Troubled Blood comes to BBC One with Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger

The new series of Strike is set to begin on BBC later this year.

Strike – Troubled Blood is the fifth instalment in the TV adaptations of J.K. Rowlings best-selling crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Tom Burke (The Souvenir, War And Peace) and Holliday Grainger (Animals, The Capture) will return to their roles as Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott respectively.

Also returning to the series are Kerr Logan (Alias Grace, Showtrial) as Matthew, Sarah Sweeney (Bastard Executioner, Cider with Rosie) as Lucy, Kierston Wareing (I Love My Mum, The Take), Samuel Oatley (Doctor Who, The Woman Who Fell To Earth), Jack Greenlees (The Trial of Christine Keeler, The Swarm), Christina Cole (Suits, Innocent), Ian Redford (Coronation Street, The Man with the Iron Heart), and Ben Crompton (Game of Thrones, Rebecca) as Shanker.

Joining them on the cast for the new series are Linda Bassett (Call The Midwife, What If If Only), Abigail Lawrie (Our Ladies, Tin Star), Anna Calder-Marshall (The Third Day, Harlots), Fionnula Flanagan (Lost, The Others), Cherie Lunghi (Unforgotten, Midsomer Murders), Daniel Peacock (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Only Fools and Horses), Ruth Sheen (Unforgotten, Its 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, Rebeccas Boyfriend), Philip Cornwell (Call The Midwife, Dodger) and Kenneth Cranham (Hatton Garden, Layer Cake).

An exact air date for the new series is to be confirmed but it is expected to be broadcast on BBC One before the end of the year.

A synopsis of the four-episode series shares: “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 forty 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. 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 a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. They learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly.”

Strike – Troubled Blood will air on BBC One and iPlayer.

Past series are currently available to watch online now via BBC iPlayer.

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