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The Casual Vacancy adapted for TV series

2012-12-05 21:25
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London - The BBC is adapting JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy into a TV series.

The author's first novel for adults will be turned into a drama tentatively scheduled to air on BBC in 2014, and Rowling will collaborate on the project.

The official episode order has not been confirmed, but the exact number is "to be decided once the creative adaptation process has formally begun".

"I'm thrilled that the BBC has commissioned The Casual Vacancy. 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," the 47-year-old author said.

Over a million copies sold

Controller for one of BBC's channels, Danny Cohen, added: "It is thrilling to be bringing the work of JK Rowling to BBC audiences. JK Rowling's story-telling is of course peerless in its popularity, and I am looking forward to collaborating with her.

"This project highlights the ambition and scale of BBC, as well as the ability of modern television to attract the world's biggest talent and most exciting creative ideas."

The Casual Vacancy, which has sold over a million copies since its release in September, is set in an idyllic fictional English town of Pagford where not everything is as it seems.

The book is Rowling's first project since the Harry Potter series concluded.

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