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The Harry Potter franchise may be finished, but the work of J.K. Rowling has continued with her adult novel The Casual Vacancy. It was always assumed that the book would eventually get a movie deal, but instead, the first adaptation looks to be headed for television.

BBC One and BBC Drama in the United Kingdom have landed the rights toCasual Vacancy for a TV series, though the number of episodes have yet to be determined, as Rowling’s manager Neil Blair is working on independently producing the series himself.

For those who haven’t yet read the book that sold over a million copies in just three weeks, here’s the official synopsis:

When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient ...

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- Ethan Anderton

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