According to The Wrap, the miniseries will be three, one-hour episodes, with filming taking place this summer in South West England.
HBO and BBC are co-producing the series, and the miniseries will air on BBC One in the UK. Considering HBO is co-producing, we expect the two networks will air the episodes simultaneously. HBO is also in charge of global distribution rights.
The miniseries is being produced by Bronte Film and Television, the independent production company run by J.K. Rowling and her agent, Neil Blair, who is executive producing with Paul Trijbits and Rick Senat. The script is written by Sarah Phelps (who wrote the BBC’s Great Expectations, and The Crimson Field), which we confirmed last month, and directed by Jonny Campbell (In the Flesh, Eric & Ernie).
Earlier this month we reported a casting call for the series that was looking for actors to play the teenage characters in the novel, but no cast members have been announced.
No air date for the miniseries has been announced, but the Wired UK wrote in their report that the series will air later in 2014, the first timeframe for an air date that we have heard.
Released in 2012, The Casual Vacancy is Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s first novel aimed at an adult readership. The novel takes up in the seemingly idyllic English town, Pagford. Behind the pretty facade is a town in conflict between rich and poor, teenagers and parents, husbands and wives, and students and teachers. You can read more about The Casual Vacancy here at our page dedicated to the book.
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