LONDON (AP) -- The BBC says it is turning J.K. Rowling's first novel for
adults into a television drama.
"The Casual Vacancy" is a darkly humorous saga of modern British life in
which a local council election unleashes rivalries and resentments in a small
The novel is Rowling's first full-length book since she finished the "Harry
Potter" saga in 2007. It was published in September to mixed reviews but topped
BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson called the book "an extraordinary
tapestry of modern Britain" full of "humor, social commentary and above all
Rowling said the BBC was the "perfect home" for her story.
The BBC said Monday that the adaptation is due to air in 2014. The number of
episodes has yet to be decided.
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