HBO, BBC to co-produce J.K. Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy' miniseries

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

A mini-series based on J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is set to air on HBO in the U.S.

The Casual Vacancy has sold more than six million copies since 2012. In the book, there is a war in the town of Pagford, an English village with a cobbled market square and abbey, with all sides prepared to fight, according to Deadline. As can be expected from Rowling’s work, there are squabbles in schoolrooms and around town.

Casual Vacancy is a co-production of HBO and the BBC.

Rowling, known for the success of the Harry Potter series, is working closely on the new project. For the mini-series, she is now teaming with another division of Time Warner, which owns Warner Bros., which released the Potter films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rowling is set to executive produce the series with her Bronte Film and Television production company that she runs with her producing partner, Neil Blair. The miniseries was written by Sarah Phelps, known for her work with Great Expectations. Production begins this summer in South West England.



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