CB Strike

CB Strike

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Tom Burke (The Crown) leads this crime-mystery series as a war veteran turned private detective, using the pain and experience he gained in the military to solve some of London's most complex crimes. Co-stars Holliday Grainger (Patrick Melrose) and based on the novels by JK Rowling (writing as Robert Galbraith).




The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 1

Cormoran Strike, an injured war veteran turned PI, and secretary... More Robin Ellacott seek the truth surrounding the mysterious death of supermodel Lula Landry.


The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 2

Strike makes a breakthrough. Robin is offered a permanent job... More in HR but is reluctant to take it.


The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 3

Long-buried secrets are revealed, putting Strike and Robin in danger... More as they close in the killer.


The Silkworm: Part 1

War veteran turned private investigator Cormoran Strike investigates the disappearance... More of a provocative author. Robin is caught between Strike and Matthew's hopes.


The Silkworm: Part 2

Delving deeper into the hidden meanings and concealed secrets of... More Bombyx Mori, Strike and Robin scour all corners of London's literary world to unmask the killer.


Career of Evil: Part 1

A dismembered leg sent to Strike's office sends both his... More and Robin's lives into disarray, forcing them to confront spectres from their pasts.


Career of Evil: Part 2

Strike and Robin's partnership reaches breaking point as Robin's wedding... More approaches, and they disagree about how to ensnare a man who abuses children.


Lethal White: Part 1

Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are at odds following Robin’s... More wedding to Matthew, but there’s no time to mull over the new distance within their professional relationship, as a frightening visit from a potential client puts a new case on the table - and Robin and Strike set to work looking into reports of a strangled child.


Lethal White: Part 2

A startling discovery seems to confirm the story of the... More strangled child, but the team are forced to leave the scene before they can properly investigate. Fearing their witness is in danger, they redouble their efforts to find him.


Lethal White: Part 3

Robin discovers a startling truth close to home. The government... More minister’s blackmailer becomes the prime suspect in the case, but Robin and Strike believe there was an accomplice.


Lethal White: Part 4

Robin admits the truth to Strike, and a valuable clue... More helps them solve the case.

CB Strike | Reviews



Lethal White review: Has fallen into the trap that many true crime shows and detective shows have fallen into...

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Lethal White review: Strike's attraction lies in its two charismatic leads and their sizzling chemistry, rather than the knotty cases.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Career of Evil review: They have about three quid in the company coffers, plus a soupcon of sexual chemistry.

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The Times

The Times

Career of Evil review: Tom Burke's Strike is the perfect lost genius posh boy and Holliday Grainger's Robin, his sidekick, is exactly as much in love with him as she needs to be to keep things ticking along.

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The Cuckoo's Calling review: JK Rowling creates wonderful names and, writing as Robert Galbraith, she's inspired a fascinating series.

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The Cuckoo's Calling review: C.B. Strike goes down easy, but it's got enough twists and turns that you can't just watch it while folding laundry. And that seems to be a good sweet spot for a detective show.

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CB Strike | Release Details

CB Strike is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.