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Actors Holliday Grainger and Tom Burke to star in Strike: Lethal White

Robin and Strike are back

Actors Holliday Grainger and Tom Burke are set to be reunited on our screens for new drama Strike: Lethal White.

The pair are due to reprise their roles as Robin Ellacot and Cormoran Strike in a new series, the fourth to date, based on the best-selling crime novels by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacot in The Cuckoo's Calling (Credit: BBC)

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Airing in 2020, the four-part show will feature Robert Glenister as government minister Jasper Chiswell.

Robert, who reportedly signed up after listening to the audiobooks, will be joined by London Irish actor Kerr Logan and Peaky Blinders star Natasha O'Keeffe, who will play Robin's fiance Matthew and Strike's ex Charlotte respectively.

In Strike: Lethal White, Strike and his partner Robin attempt to work out how two cases are linked, as Robin goes undercover in the House of Commons.

Tom Burke plays protagonist Cormoran Strike (Credit: BBC)

One case will see Billy Knight (Joseph Quinn), who suffers from psychosis, tell Strike about witnessing a child being strangled years before.

In the other, Strike is hired by Jasper to investigate Billy's brother, Jimmy Knight (Nick Blood).

Other threads in the series will have Strike experiencing issues in his private life - when his pregnant ex Charlotte comes back on the scene.

J.K Rowling will serve as an executive producer on the series alongside Ruth Kenley-Letts, Neil Blair and Tommy Bulfin.

Screenwriter Tom Edge, whose CV includes work on hit Netflix series The Crown, has penned the script, while ex EastEnders actor Sue Tully is directing.

Author JK Rowling writes the Strike novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith (Credit: Brett D. Cove /

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Stars Tom and Holliday have previously starred in three other series based on the Strike books - The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil.

Holliday is currently on our screens as DI Rachel Carey in hit BBC One crime thriller The Capture.

As reported by Harper's Bazaar, she said of The Capture: "I'm a sucker for a cop show, and the concept of this one wasn't something I'd seen before, so I was really into that. I only got sent scripts for the first three episodes – and to be honest I didn't know exactly what had happened – but all I wanted to do was read more and I thought that was such a good sign."

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