J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Scares Up First HBO Trailer
Harry Potter may have come and gone, and no one knows who or where we’ll find any Fantastical Beasts, but J.K. Rowling’s next book is already getting the adaptation treatment. The first full trailer fro HBO’s The Casual Vacancy miniseries has arrived, with more than a few Harry Potter stars in tow.
Adapted from Rowling’s best-selling 2012 novel and premiering from April 29 to April 30, The Casual Vacancy spotlights the death of Pagford Parish Councilman Barry Fairbrother (Skyfall star Rory Kinnear), whose mysterious end kicks off a town-wide struggle to fill the empty seat. Apart from Kinnear, the miniseries also stars Harry Potter vet Michael Gambon, and Doctor Who alum Keeley Hawes.
So reads the official description for The Casual Vacancy:
THE CASUAL VACANCY, based on the novel by acclaimed author J.K. Rowling, centers on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty facade, however, is a town at war: rich vs. poor, teenagers vs. parents, wives vs. husbands, teachers vs. pupils.
The cast includes Monica Dolan, Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rufus Jones, Rory Kinnear, Simon McBurney, Julia McKenzie, and introduces Abigail Lawrie.
You can check out the trailer above, while the first two installments will air on Wednesday, April 29, followed by the concluding chapter on the 30.