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 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!
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...
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 & 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
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
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, 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
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
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
“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.
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
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...
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 »
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 [...]
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
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
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
The BBC’s miniseries adaptation of The Casual Vacancy, a pungent, unhappy novel-for-adults by J.K. Rowling, has an especially formidable bundle of expectations to clear. Like any television retelling of a book, it must do right by its (difficult) source material—then factor in the reflected glare of the Harry Potter properties. Show More Summary
Although J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy shares certain themes with her celebrated Harry Potter series—both contain the story of a tragic kid who grows up without the help of parents—the lack of magic in the former took some of the charm out of her storytelling prowess. Show More Summary