J.K. Rowling has been a household name once more since the recent release of Hogwarts Legacy. At the exact wrong time, episodic crime thriller Strike has decided to take a look at streaming services.
The episodic adaptations of the Cormoran Strike literary series have risen to the top of the HBO Max Top 10 in 22 countries around the world, including a fourth-place berth in the United States. Perhaps the latest issues are generating buzz, but then again, there are a lot of individuals who don't realize Rowling is involved.
Robert Galbraith is the lead author of all six books, and while he is listed as an executive producer on the project, it's ol' Robert who gets credited as the inspiration behind the tales. There are five volumes so far, with 15 installments, and there may well be more on the way if the project continues drawing in eyeballs like this.
Tom Burke is the title character in a war veteran turned private detective who works out of a cramped London office. His background makes him a valuable asset when it comes to crimes that leave the police completely stumped.
Even if the Rowling connection might put people off Strike from the start, reviews have generally been good from beginning to end.