J.K Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' to be turned into a U.K. mini-series

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

J.K. Rowling’s first post-Harry Potter book, The Casual Vacancy has been received with praise from the U.K and is currently on its way to have a television adaptation created after the novel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, BBC One and BBC Drama have written up a deal in conjunction with The Blair Partnership, who represents the best-selling author.

The adaptation is expected to hit the small screen sometime in 2014 with the help of Danny Cohen and Ben Stephenson, the controller of BBC Drama.

Rowling will work “closely” with the series, The Leaky Cauldron reports. The number of episodes and the length of said episodes has not been decided as of yet.

"I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was best suited to television and I think the BBC is the perfect home,” Rowling said of the upcoming miniseries.

The Casual Vacancy was released in September; it sold over one million copies by October.

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