Are we going to get Strike: Lethal White on BBC One in the future? That is a wonderful thing to think about — but, for the time being, nothing is assured.
We should start off this article by admitting that, to date, we’ve been incredibly lucky in getting a chance to get so many Strike novels in a fairly short period of time adapted into TV form. Over the past year we’ve seen three different series-of-sorts, concluding with the latest Strike: Career of Evil. (For US viewers, these shows are going to air on Cinemax coming up under the name of C.B. Strike.)
The major delay right now in getting Strike: Lethal White on the air is that the latest book in the series has yet to be published! Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) is working on it, and has said in the past that this could be the most complex book in the series. Many of the threads established within the first three novels are going to be tying together here; it’s also hopefully going to be a culmination of just about everything that we’ve had a chance to see on the series to date.
Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to see more Strike on TV over the course of the next couple of years — yet, we don’t want to see the series pull a Game of Thrones in any way where the show ends up getting ahead of the books being published. So much of the story for this series is about mystery, and seeing some mysteries get solved on TV would take something important away from the books. (Personally, we also would’ve preferred that all of the George R.R. Martin books come out before Game of Thrones wrapped, but when you look at the time being spent on The Winds of Winter at present it wouldn’t have been altogether feasible for everyone involved to wait.)
Once there is more news regarding Strike: Lethal White, we will have some more information for you then. Stay tuned!
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