Well I am back, and I though I would start with some news courtesy of Pottermorenews.
As you can guess from the title, The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling is not just rumoured, but confirmed to be adapted for television as a miniseries, to be broadcast on the BBC later in 2014.
The BBC announced today they would be adapting J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy for television as a mini-series.
In a press release issued today, BBC announced that the series is expected to air on BBC One in 2014, with the number and length of episodes to be decided “once the adaptation process has begun.” The series will be produced for BBC One by an independent production company operated by Neil Blair on behalf of The Blair Partnership, the agency that represents Rowling, and Rick Senat of the BBC will act as executive producer.
J.K. Rowling was also quoted to be “thrilled” that the novel will be adapted. It is reported that she will be very involved with the project, much like she was with the Harry Potter films. She is quoted below:
“I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was best suited to television and I think the BBC is the perfect home.”
Now I think this is a fantastic idea, and eagerly await it, even if it is just less than 2 years away. But I do wonder, who on earth will all the actors be? I can’t picture anyone as the actors. I’d guess they’d be all British like they were in Harry Potter, since it is set in the UK, but as for who, I have no idea. Who do you think should play Krystal or Terri or Colin or Barry (even if it is for a short time) or the plethora of characters who are involved in the story? How many episodes do you think they will need to cover everything? And what do you think will be cut out? I do hope that it will get underway and that it won’t be long after the British premiere that the US and Australia (and of course everywhere around the world) get to see what the BBC have produced. I do look forward to it, but there is a lot more to do in the meantime, like post about The Stone Key, which should go up later today.