After spending more than a decade writing the popular Harry Potter novel series, author J.K. Rowling released her first post-Potter novel entitled The Casual Vacancy in September. Today, we have word that the BBC One and BBC Drama are teaming up for a TV series adaptation based on the novel. Here is the novel's official description.
"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 abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults."
Here's what J.K. Rowling had to say about the news.
"I'm thrilled that the BBC has commissioned The Casual Vacancy. I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was best suited to television and I think the BBC is the perfect home."
The author's manager Neil Blair will produce through a newly-formed and unnamed production company, along with Rick Senat. It hasn't been determined how many episodes will be produced, although the series is expected to air sometime in 2014.