The first “season” of Strike has yet to have its American premiere on HBO-owned Cinemax, but the series based on J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike books (written under the pen name Robert Galbraith) has already aired in the U.K. on BBC One, to solid rating. Therefore, the Beeb has gone ahead and announced Strike will be returning for a Season 2 of sorts in 2018.— BBC One (@BBCOne) September 17, 2017
Strike will return next year with an adaptation of the third book in the Rowling series, called Career of Evil. Tom Edge, who also wrote the TV episode of “The Silkworm,” will be adapting Career of Evilinto a two-part mystery, which sees Strike facing “his most personal battle yet.”
Past that, the BBC will have to wait until Rowling writes more Cormoran Strike books to adapt further mysteries. “Well definitely wait ’til the next book comes out, and then we’ll start prepping again,” executive producer Ruth Kenley-Letts said at a recent screening of the series (via Radio Times). “I literally have no idea what the next book is about.”
Strike Season 2 Trailer
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Strike Season 2 Release Date
All we know so far is that the BBC plans to air “Career of Evil” sometime in 2018. It’s unclear, as of right now, if the series will also air in America in 2018.
As for the first part of the series, it is slated to air on Cinemax in June 2018.