Tonight, Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling is coming to an end on BBC One, but Strike: The Silkworm will be rising from its ashes.
Do you call The Silkworm season 2 of the show? That’s complicated, since there is effectively no waiting at all for the next chapter of the Robert Galbraith adaptation. The new two-part story featuring some of these characters will premiere in just one week on Sunday, September 10, so there will be some carryover between the end of the most-recent case and also the beginning of the new one.
If you do want to secure some additional details regarding what is coming up next on the series, we suggest that you simply take a look at the synopsis below:
“Strike’s agency is busy after the Lula Landry success. Yet when Leonora Quine asks him to track down her missing husband – the novelist Owen Quine – he takes on her case. He speaks to Quine’s agent Liz Tassell, who was furious because Quine’s latest book, Bombyx Mori, libeled many people. Strike is pained by a picture of his ex Charlotte and her new fiancé on the cover of a magazine, while his meeting with Robin’s fiancé Matthew is very awkward.”
Think of this Strike: The Silkworm description as mostly the foundation for the first episode of the two-parter, which will come with elevated expectations given that The Cuckoo’s Calling proved to be commercially successful and popular with viewers. Maybe this will also inspire J.K. Rowling to write even more stories under the Galbraith name. This is one of the things that can come sometimes with being a thoroughly successful author: There are demands for many of her properties. She will deal with people wanting more from the Harry Potter universe for the rest of her life, but at the same time, there are also people who are equally demanding and hoping to get more of this, as well. We do understand why, given that there are very few crime series that keep your attention in the way that this one does. With more material in the books inevitably comes more material for the show, provided that the series wants to do more literal adaptations and isn’t going to start getting a little more outside-the-box and thinking about some of the concepts that it wants to bring to the table.
As for another reason we need more Strike, there’s a real dearth of tremendous British crime series right now. Just look at things through this lens at the moment — Sherlock may not be coming back, Broadchurch is officially over, and we’re waiting for some unknown period of time in order to get more Happy Valley. These are shows that are constantly appealing, and as a result of that we certainly do want more of them in the weeks and months to come.
What do you think about there being Strike: The Silkworm so soon, and do you think that this is going to help even more people become hooked on the series? Be sure to share some of your thoughts on the subject below! (Photo: BBC.)