BBC Plans J.K. Rowling TV Series

BBC One and BBC Drama have commissioned an exclusive adaptation of J.K. Rowling's first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy.

April 6, 2018

BBC Plans J.K. Rowling TV Series

BBC One and BBC Drama have commissioned an exclusive adaptation of J.K. Rowling's first adult novel,

The Casual Vacancy

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Set in Pagford, seemingly an English idyll, what lies behind the façade of this town is much less pretty–rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands and teachers at war with their pupils.

Rowling will collaborate closely on the project.

"It is thrilling to be bringing the work of J.K. Rowling to BBC One audiences. J.K. Rowling's story telling is of course peerless in its popularity, and I am looking forward to collaborating with her," says Danny Cohen, controller, BBC One. "This project highlights the ambition and scale of BBC One Drama, as well as the ability of modern television to attract the world's biggest talent and most exciting creative ideas."

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