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HBO has set the US premiere date for C.B. Strike: Troubled Blood, the fifth adaptation of a “Cormoran Strike” novel by Robert Galbraith.

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Lethal White: Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacott & Tom Burke as Cormoran Strike — Photo courtesy of HBO/Cinemax

Stateside fans of C.B. Strike, rejoice! The hit series is coming back with a new story starring Tom Burke (The Wonder, The Lazarus Project, The Musketeers) as private detective Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger (The Capture, Impact Winter, The Borgias) as Strike’s business partner, Robin Ellacott.

Based on Troubled Blood, Book 5 in the best-selling “Cormoran Strike” novels by Robert Galbraith (pen name of J.K. Rowling), Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when a woman asks him for help to find her mother, who went missing in 1974. Strike has never worked a cold case before, and the odds of finding the woman are slim to none, but he’s intrigued and takes it on, adding to the long list of cases that he and Robin are currently working on.

Not only does Robin have her hands full with work, she is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention while battling her own feelings about Strike. Be that as it may, as she and Strike investigate the nearly 50-year-old disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted — learning that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly.

C.B. Strike: Troubled Blood premieres in the US on Monday, February 6, on HBO, with streaming available on HBO Max.

The cast includes Jonas Armstrong (The Bay), Robin Askwith (The Madam Blanc Mysteries), Linda Bassett (Call The Midwife), Kenneth Cranham (Doc Martin), Fionnula Flanagan (The Others), Abigail Lawrie (Tin Star), Cherie Lunghi (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Ruth Sheen (Unforgotten), and Sophie Ward (A Very British Scandal), amongst others.

Reprising their roles for Troubled Blood are Kerr Logan (North Sea Connection) as Matthew, Sarah Sweeney (The Bastard Executioner) as Lucy, Ben Crompton (Game Of Thrones) as Shanker, and Christina Cole (Suits) as Izzy.


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C.B. Strike: Troubled Blood: Fifth ‘Cormoran Strike’ Story Gets US Premiere Date
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