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JK Rowling (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
JK Rowling (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

The Casual Vacancy, JK Rowling‘s first novel after the profitable Harry Potter book series, is set to be adapted to television by the BBC, BBC NEWS has confirmed. Rowling will collaborate on the series, which is currently set for a 2014 premiere. The number and length of episodes have yet to be sorted out but will “be decided once the creative adaptation process has formally begun.” Set in a small English town rocked by the unexpected death of one of its citizens, The Casual Vacancy was targeted at a more adult audience than Harry Potter, tackling topics ranging from rape to domestic violence. The book received mixed reviews upon its release back in early fall.

Have you read The Casual Vacancy? Are you looking forward to the adaptation?

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.