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It’s shaping up to be a J.K. Rowling kind of news day. Well, in this case, it’s about Robert Galbraith, but as you know that’s Rowling’s pseudonym.

Now that we have that sorted, moving on …

We recently talked about Tom Burke being cast in the title role for the BBC series Cormoran Strike. The seven one-hour episodes cover all three novels in Rowling’s detective series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, Silkworm, and Career of Evil, each featuring protagonist Cormoran Strike.

Strike is a war-veteran-turned-private-detective who is working on three cases that have stumped the police force. And like most traditionally told detective stories, he has a partner. And who might she be … oh, yes, you’ve already seen the title of this post.

You are correct: Holliday Grainger (The Finest Hours, The Borgias) is signed on to star as the detective’s right-hand gal Robin Ellacott, reports Variety.

Grainger took a moment to talk about taking on the the role of Ellacott, saying, “Her grounded strength and intelligence is going to be a joy to explore. I can’t wait to dive straight into the wit and grit of Strike’s cannily well-observed London.”

We were already excited for the series, but now we’re even more so with it all shaping up.

Rowling sounds thrilled, too, saying, “I couldn’t be more delighted about the casting of Holliday Grainger, who brought my Robin to perfect onscreen life during her audition. We’ve now secured two superb actors in the lead roles and I think they will create something very special together.”

We don’t have the audition reel mentioned above (don’t need it, we trust Rowling), but we do have a look at an earlier performance with Grainger in the title role of BBC’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover:

We can look for Cormoran Strike in 2017.

Who are your favorite set of detective partners to date?

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By Brigid Brown