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BBC, Acorn, A+E Call ‘Witness For The Prosecution’; Dudamel Books Vienna – Global Briefs

BBC One has ordered an adaptation of Agatha Christie classic The Witness For The Prosecution. The two-part drama is adapted by Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None, The Casual Vacancy), directed by Julian Jarrold (The Crown, The Girl)...Show More Summary

David Morrissey to Topline 'The Missing' Season 2

Keeley Hawes ('The Casual Vacancy') will star opposite 'The Walking Dead' alum in the new installment. read more

‘The Casual Vacancy’ and ‘The Gamechangers’ up for Writer’s Guild Award

The BBC’s adaptation of The Casual Vacancy and BBC 2’s The Gamechangers – starring Daniel Radcliffe – have been nominated for ‘best short form drama’ by the Writer’s Guild. The series – directed by Johnny Cambell – features Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), and is inspired by J.K. Rowling’s book of the same name. The awards – held 18th January...read more!

HBO to Possibly take on “Comoran Strike” series in US

HBO has teamed up with BBC to bring the US adaptions of J.K. Rowling’s work before, with The Casual Vacancy mini series. The private cable network is once again looking at bringing a J.K. Rowling adaption to the United States: The Cormoran Strike Series. According to TV Wise, who received the story exclusively, HBO...read more!

J.K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' gets a lukewarm first review

Though J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," won't be published until Thursday, it is already the third-best selling book on Amazon as of this morning (one notch above "Fifty Shades of Grey," though two below the memoir of the Navy SEAL who actually got to shoot Osama...

Keeley Hawes, Leslie Caron Join ‘The Durrells’; ITV Drama Penned By Simon Nye

Shooting starts next month in Corfu on six-part drama, The Durrells, which Deadline recently revealed has been ordered by ITV. Line Of Duty and The Casual Vacancy‘s Keeley Hawes has now been set to star as Louisa Durrell with legendary French actress Leslie Caron as the shrewd and exotic Countess Mavrodaki. Show More Summary

Cheapest Ever Blu NIGHTCRAWLER, MUD, SABBATH & BOXTROLLS!! Blu CASUAL VACANCY!!

Cheapest Ever Blu NIGHTCRAWLER, MUD, SABBATH & BOXTROLLS!! Blu CASUAL VACANCY & ORPHAN BLACK!! THE AFFAIR!! Read the full article on AICN Also This Week: Blu ARTFUL, LUCY, MIDSOMER & DANGEROUSLY!! KABOUL!! COMBACK!! HARRY!! HALIFAX!!...Show More Summary

DVR Club: What if The Casual Vacancy is just Harry Potter without Harry Potter?

The Casual Vacancy wrapped up last night, leaving DVR Club feeling a bit unsatisfied. But just as they’ve been taught by the literary works of J.K. Rowling, TV editor Erik Adams and copy editor Caitlin PenzeyMoog are persevering—specifically, they’re persevering by re-imagining The Casual Vacancy as one of Rowling’s works of fantasy. Show More Summary

5 Shows After Dark: The Most Sedate Sports Event of the Year

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The Casual Vacancy on HBO at 8:00pm ET. Original mini-series finale. NFL Draft: Round 1 in Chicago on ESPN at 8:00pm ET. OH MAN, WHO'S READY TO HEAR PEOPLE READ NAMES FOR HOURS?!? Of all the things I do not...

SWEEPS DAY EIGHT!! Herc’s Seen Tonight’s LOUIE!! New BLACKLIST, BIG BANG, BONES, BACKSTROM!!

SWEEPS DAY EIGHT!! Herc’s Seen Tonight’s LOUIE!! New BLACKLIST, BIG BANG, BONES, BACKSTROM, RED ROAD, REIGN, ODD, ELEMENTARY, VIKINGS, VAMPIRE, SCANDAL, CRIME, GREY’S!! MOM & CASUAL VACANCY Finales!! The Last BACKSTROM Ever!! Read the full article on AICN Tonight’s “Louie” depicts another bad day in the title character’s life. Show More Summary

DVR Club: Did the book version of The Casual Vacancy need more maggots?

HBO aired the first two hours of the J.K. Rowling adaptation The Casual Vacancy last night, introducing viewers to the twisty, twisted, and possibly overpopulated English village of Pagford. Seriously, there are a ton of characters in this thing, and DVR Club is here to help you keep them straight. Show More Summary

Watch This: Caroline Forbes used to be the hero of Vampire Diaries

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: HBO’s The Casual Vacancy has us thinking about other book-to-TV adaptations. The Vampire Diaries, “Brave New World” (season...Show More Summary

TV Picks: 'Grimm,' 'Casual Vacancy,' 'Bones'

“Grimm”: While everyone frets over the fate of Don Draper, I’m way more worried about Juliette. Last summer, at the “Grimm” panel for Comic Con, Bitsie Tulloch talked about wanting her character Juliette to join more actively in all the Wesen vs. Grimm adventures.

What's On Tonight: The Casual Vacancy miniseries ends only one day after it began

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, April 30. All times are Eastern. Top pick The Casual Vacancy (HBO, 8 p.m.): The Casual Vacancy only premiered last night, but the three-part miniseries is already wrapping up its tale of local political intrigue. Show More Summary

5 Shows After Dark: British Mysteries Have Me Profiling These Two as Stone Cold Killers

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Arrow on The CW at 8:00pm ET. The Casual Vacancy on HBO at 8:00pm ET. Mini-series premiere. This is a three-part adaptation of J.K Rowling's novel of the same name, and two parts of it are airing tonight. From early...

The Casual Vacancy Is a Little Vacant

HBO's The Casual Vacancy is a well-made adaptation of J.K. Rowling's novel of the same name, giving us a character-driven snapshot of class conflict in a small British town. The performances are fine, the story lines appropriately interwoven. Everything is totally competent. I'm just not sold on it as a... More »

J.K. Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy' Shines Bright With New Talent But Falls Short Of Novel's Depth

It’s been four years since J.K. Rowling’s last Harry Potter book was brought to life on the big screen. Back in 2011, millions flocked to the theaters to see if “the boy who lived” would, in fact, live. But now, fans of Rowling’s first adult novel don’t have to battle [...]

HBO's 'The Casual Vacancy': Great performances make up for bleak moments

Don't look for any boy wizards, giants or Hippogriffs in "The Casual Vacancy."Author J.K. Rowling keeps her first non-"Harry Potter" novel firmly anchored in the all-too-real world of recognizably human characters in a tale that is gripping,...Show More Summary

“The Casual Vacancy” Highlights J.K. Rowling’s Furious Moral Voice

Imagine the Dursleys from Harry Potter, locking their orphan nephew beneath the stairs and generally abusing him — but with no magical realm into which the boy can escape. That is the prevailing tone of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, a realist tragedy laced with dark comedy. Show More Summary

Watch This: Little House On The Prairie captured the charm of its source material

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: HBO’s The Casual Vacancy has us thinking about other book-to-TV adaptations. Little House On The Prairie, “Country Girls”...Show More Summary

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