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HBO is famed for its miniseries, from Band of Brothers to Parade’s End, so it’s no surprise to hear that, even with the massive success of shows like Game of Thrones, True Detective and Boardwalk Empire, the network isn’t planning on moving away from the format. Today, we learned that HBO is teaming with BBC One to produce a three-hour miniseries adaptation of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s mystery novel, The Casual Vacancy.

The deal doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given Rowling’s extensive history with HBO parent company Time Warner, which, through subsidiary Warner Bros., produced all eight Harry Potter films. The adult content present in The Casual Vacancy, which shocked many of Rowling’s devoted fans upon its release in 2012, also makes it a good fit for the envelope-pushing premium cable channel.

The official Amazon synopsis for The Casual Vacancy reads »

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