Variety reports that HBO has set a premiere date for it’s three part adaptation of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s 2012 novel The Casual Vacancy. HBO will air parts one and two back to back on April 29th while part three will air on April 30th. The Casual Vacancy centers upon the English village of Pagford a seemingly idyllic place that is wrought with conflict between the rich and the poor, wives and husbands, teens and adults and teachers and pupils. The miniseries will star Michael Gambon of Harry Potter fame, Rory Kinnear, Keeley Hawes, Julia McKenzie, Monica Dolan and Abigail Lawrie.
J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series of novels which have become international bestsellers making Harry Potter a pop culture icon. Though Rowling currently has no plans to produce more Harry Potter novels she has written related short stories one of which Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is being adapted into a feature film. The BBC has released a trailer for the Casual Vacancy which can be seen below.