US’ HBO and UK’s BBC One are launching a new TV series into their lineup and it is based on bestselling author J.K. Rowling’s novel “Casual Vacancy.” Read on to know more about the details of this scoop.
The “Harry Potter” series came from the imagination of one J.K. Rowling and she is now recognized as one of the most successful authors in history because of it. She created seven books down into the series and each of them was hailed as a bestseller in their time of release. Even pointing to the movie adaptation of her series, the Warner Bros.’ eight films were topping the World Wide Box Office charts as its fan base stretched across the globe.
Now, Rowling’s prime source of success has reached its end, it does not entail that it is the end of her career as well as she continues to pen novels that instantly land a movie deal. Warner Bros. is currently developing a spinoff of “Harry Potter” entitled “Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them” with the world renowned author and her road towards media adaptations do not end there. Just recently, BBC One released a less than a minute trailer to the mini-series based on the author’s non-Wizarding World novel “The Casual Vacancy.”
Based on the feature by The Variety, it was recently confirmed that “The Casual Vacancy” will be premiering in television on HBO this Spring. The mini television series will be divided into three parts and its first two will be aired back to back on Apr. 29, 2015, with the third part to be aired on the following day, Apr. 30, 2015.
Meanwhile, BBC One got their share of the mini-series’ copyrights first so they are airing the show earlier in the UK by Feb. 15, 2015.
According to the synopsis posted on ScreenRant.com, the miniseries centers on Pagford. It is a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war: rich vs. poor, teenagers vs. parents, wives vs. husbands, teachers vs. pupils.
Based on the 2012 published novel by J.K. Rowling, “The Casual Vacancy” will feature the acting of Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie and Abigail Lawrie. It is directed by Johnny Campbell and adapted into a screenplay by Sarah Phelps. It is overseen by Ruth Kenley-Letts with Neil Blair, Paul Trijbits and Rick Senat executive producing. The Bronte Film and Television Production is presented by HBO in association with BBC.
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