Strike Season 5 Release Date, Storyline, Cast and More

Strike, due to its amazing storyline and powerful characters get an exceptional response from the people. Most of us want to know, if will there be Strike season 5. Or the series has been canceled?

A big yes!! The series makers had confirmed the renewal of season 5. Which might drop on our screens soon. 

Now let’s talk about the possible plot for season 5. What about the release date? Will there be any new faces in this season or will we be seeing the same main cast? Last but the important here will the season release. And what are some other options to watch the series?

Keep on reading because we got you everything. Read till the end so you can get the whole information.

The strike is a British crime drama which is based on the Cormoran Strike novel. It is a detective novel by J. K Rowling under the pen name Robert Galbraith. The series directors are Susan Tully, Charles Sturridge, Kieron Hawkes, and Michael Keillor. 

The executive producers of the series include Neil Blair, Tom Edge, Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Tommy Bulfin, and J. K Rowling, and Ben Richards. Bronte Film and Television are the respective production companies for the series.

The series has released 4 seasons now with 11 episodes so far. The 1st season premiered on 17 Aug 2017 and on 3rd Sept 2017. The 2nd season aired from September 10, 2017, to September 17, 2017. While the 3rd season was released in 2918 and the 4th one in 2020. 

Each season of the series to this date follows the event from the Strike Novel. From Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), Career of Evil (2015), and Lethal White (2018). 

The fifth series, with the title “True Blooded” (2020) is in the process for production of a new season.

The series received a positive response overall from fans and critics. The Cuckoo’s calling got an IMDb rating of 6.1/10. However, the 2nd season gets some criticism due to its suicide season. The scene was shown in the first episode and on Suicide Prevention Day. The career of Evil holds the average rating of 6.1/10 and Lethal white held the record of 5.6/10.

Strike Season 5 Release Date

Strike Season 5 Release Date
Strike Season 5 Release Date

There is no official statement about the release date by the showrunners. It is expected that the show might be premiering in late 2022 or early 2023. However, the time is near for the release.

Given that J. K Rowling released the fifth book in the series under the name “Troubled Blood” in 2020. It is expected that production for season 5 must have begun.

It might be too early to expect the trailer of the series now when we don’t even have an idea about the release date. The trailer, perhaps, will be released around the week before the season’s release.

As far as episodes are concerned, season 5 might have more or less the same number of episodes as the last ones.

Strike Season 5 Storyline

Strike Season 5 Storyline
Strike Season 5 Storyline

Strike season 5 will start from where season 4 ended. And if you have watched the last season, you must have known what an unexpected ending it had.

In the last season, Cormoran and Robin get involved in British politics where they have to find a girl from some decades ago. The plot will focus on how they will deal with the whole situation. Plus, it will reveal more about their personal lives.

Strike Season 5 Cast

Strike Season 5 Cast
Strike Season 5 Cast

As it will be a continual series, most of the lead players will be back on screen. Plus it’s a sin to change our main cast once we are happy with it. So let’s look up at the main and the supporting cast.

The main roles in the show;

  • Tom Burke plays Cormoran Blue Strike
  • Holliday Grainger plays Robin Venetia Ellacott

And the supporting roles are;

  • Kerr Logan plays Matthew Cunliffe
  • Ben Crompton plays “Shanker”
  • Natasha O’Keeffe plays Charlotte Campbell
  • Killian Scott plays D.I. Eric Wardle
  • Ann Akin plays Vanessa Ekwensi
  • Sargon Yelda plays as D.I. Richard Anstis
  • Caitlin Innes Edwards plays Ilsa Herbert

The series also had some notable guest appearances in the last season. Hopefully, we will get to see that in season 5 too. Here are some of them;

In season 1;

  • Siân Phillips plays Lady Yvette Bristow
  • Martin Shaw plays Tony Landry
  • David Avery plays Nico Kolovas-Jones
  • Leo Bill plays John Bristow
  • Tara Fitzgerald plays Tansy Bestigui
  • Amber Anderson plays Ciara Porter

In season 2;

  • Dorothy Atkinson plays Kathryn Kent
  • Monica Dolan plays Leonora Quine
  • Dominic Mafham plays Jerry Waldegrave
  • Tim McInnerny plays Daniel Chard
  • Peter Sullivan plays Andrew Fancourt

In season 3;

  • Andrew Brooke plays Niall Brockbank
  • Emmanuella Cole plays Alyssa
  • Jessica Gunning plays Holly Brockbank
  • Matt King plays Jeff Whittaker
  • Neil Maskell plays Donald Laing

In season 4;

  • Nick Blood plays Jimmy Knight
  • Robert Glenister plays Jasper Chiswell
  • Joseph Quinn plays Billy Knight
  • Sophie Winkleman plays Kinvara Chiswell
  • Christina Cole plays Izzy Chiswell
  • Adam Long plays Raff Chiswell

Where can you watch Strike Season 5?

So far Strike season 5 will exclusively be released on the BBC. All of its previous seasons also premiered on the same platform. You can catch up with any missing episodes there.

At the moment we have no idea about the streaming time. The schedule for season 5 will be out once the release date is announced for the upcoming season.

The other options to watch the show are Sky Go, Google Play movies, Apple iTunes, Virgin TV, and Amazon Videos. Besides, Netflix and Hulu TV also run the show. With the new technology and OTTs, it is available on Disney+ too.

It seems we have several options for watching the show. You must not miss out on any updates about it. We will update you once there is an official announcement about the season. So don’t forget to bookmark the page before going back.

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