Strike series six: What is it about? Who is in it? When does it start?

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27 Feb 2024, 14:04

Holliday Grainger and Tom Burke.

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TV drama Strike is coming back for a new series, but when can we expect to see it, and what will it be about?

The series - which is based on J.K. Rowling’s best-selling crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith - has proved to be very popular with viewers, so it’s little surprise that it is returning for a sixth outing.

Here’s what we know so far: 

What is series six of Strike called?

The series is called The Ink Black Heart, and is based on the novel of the same name in JK Rowling's Strike series. The book is also the sixth instalment.

What is series six of Strike about?

The narrative revolves around a dishevelled Edie Ledwell appearing in the office begging to speak to private detective Robin, who doesn't quite know what to make of the situation. As the co-creator of a popular cartoon, The Ink Black Heart, Edie is being persecuted by a mysterious online figure who goes by the pseudonym of Anomie. 

Whilst Robin decides that the agency can't help, she soon learns that Edie has been murdered in Highgate Cemetery, the location of The Ink Black Heart. Robin and Cormoran then become drawn into the quest to uncover Anomie's true identity.

Who is in series six of Strike?

Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger reprise their roles as Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott respectively.

Along with the two leads, It’s A Sin’s Ruth Sheen will return as Pat, Strike’s office manager, and Payback’s Jack Greenlees is back as Sam Barclay. Natasha O’Keeffe from Peaky Blinders and Hanna’s Caitlin Innes Edwards are also coming back.

Does the narrative follow on from series five of Strike?

Each series has a self-contained mystery, however, there are several recurring main characters across all of the different series.

How can I watch series six of Strike?

The Ink Black Heart will be available to watch on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The previous five series are on iPlayer now.

When does series six of Strike start?

As yet, it has not been announced when The Ink Black Heart will air.

Stay tuned for updates.

How many episodes are there in series six of Strike?

There will be four-episodes in the new series. 

Watch series 1-5 of Strike on BBC iPlayer.