BBC, HBO to Produce J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy as Miniseries.


J.K. Rowling continues to be one of the busiest, most sought-out authors in Hollywood. In an announcement on Wednesday,  HBO and BBC have announced that they will be bringing Rowling’s novel “The Casual Vacancy” to life on the small screen as a three-hour miniseries event.

The announcement comes as no surprise as BBC commissioned the project from the Harry Potter creator back in 2012, shortly after the novel’s release.

The adaptation of the novel has been penned by Sarah Phelps (EastEnds) with Johnny Campbell (In the Future) and Ruth Kenley-Letts (The Hour) producing the miniseries.

“The Casual Vacancy” is about a seemingly “idyllic” English village full of various faction wars. Included in the many ongoing faction wars are the wars between husbands and wives, parents and teenagers, and the rich versus the poor.

Rowling is set to serve as an executive producer on the miniseries along with Neil Blair (Rowling’s partner in Bronte Film & Television), Paul Trijbits (Saving Mr. Banks) and Rick Senat.

An official premiere date has yet to be set, but we do know that production on the series is set to begin this summer in the South Western, part of England.

Are you excited to see Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” come to life as a miniseries?

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  • Rory Spratt

    Rowling is not “sought after” by Hollywood. Her partner Blair works for Warner or did. They are all in bed together. Why do you go on believing this twaddle of mystery and happenstance surrounding Rowling when it should be clear to you by now that they game they play is controlled and timed to the letter, NOTHING is a surprise to those who know what is coming… is it?