The Casual Adaptation.
Expectations were high for The Casual Vacancy, considering it was the first novel to be written by J.K. Rowling post-Harry Potter. A lot of fans felt a bit underwhelmed by the work, which involved politics and soap drama in a small English town rather than wizards, Quidditch and transfiguration. But it was still extraordinarily successful commercially, and like any book that makes a lot of money it’s getting a screen adaptation.
“The plot centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind its pretty façade, however, is a town at war: rich at war with the poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands and teachers at war with their students.”
The Casual Vacancy stars Rory Kinnear, Emily Bevan, Michael Gambon, Julie McKenzie and Rufas Jones and is set to air on BBC beginning February 15th.
Check out the trailer below –