Film crews for BBC crime drama Strike will arrive in Skegness next week

Film crews prepare to descend on Skegness to shoot segments for the latest episode of the BBC’s Cormoran Strike series.

The show follows private detective Strike, played by Tom Burke, and his sidekick Robin Ellacott, who is played by Holliday Grainger.

It is based on a series of books written by Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who writes his Strike series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

A publicist for the show has confirmed to Lincolnshire Live that filming will take place in Skegness over “a few days” from February 21.

JK Rowling published the first Strike book in 2013, titled The Cuckoo’s Calling, and four other books in the series have since been published.

Each book has been adapted for television and the segments filmed in Skegness will be for the series based on Troubled Blood, Strike’s latest book.

In Troubled Blood, Strike and Robin venture to the Lincolnshire seaside resort to interview a witness named Steven Douthwaite.

It took them a year to find Mr Douthwaite, who runs a fictional B&B on Scarborough Avenue called the Allardice, and they staked him out from the Jubilee Carvery and Café around the corner.

Other places mentioned include Skegness Bowl, Boating Lake, Pier, Hollywood Bar and Diner, Funland, Clock Tower, Tony’s Chippy, Harry Ramsbottom’s and Jolly Fisherman Fountain.

Make jokes about the names of the Savoy, Quorn and Chatsworth hotels, as Robin reveals she loved vacationing in Skegness as a child.

The next installment of the Strike book series, The Ink Black Heart, is due out in August, while the Troubled Blood series, starring Skegness, is set to air later this year.

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