Author J.K. Rowling’s first post-Harry Potter novel is getting the television treatment. BBC One and BBC Drama are teaming up on a series adaptation of Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. The book hit shelves this September and was met with a fairly positive response, though Rowling admittedly wrote a novel that was wildly different from her beloved Harry Potter series. The story focuses on the lives of a number of people living in a small town who are affected by the sudden death of a town council member, but it’s not exactly that simple. Hit the jump for more details on the series.
We don’t often cover books here at Collider, but when we do, we prefer to talk about J.K. Rowling. The author of the Harry Potter series and creative mind behind a lot of the franchise’s expanded marketing has a new novel that will be released September 27th. Rowling’s first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, concerns a veritable war over an empty seat on the council of the small fictional town of Pagford. The book is basically guaranteed to be a best-seller, but I’m curious to see how fans will react to a non-Potter story. The Casual Vacancy promises to be a good test of Rowling’s creative story-telling ability. Hit the jump to check out the full cover and read the novel’s updated synopsis.