The New Trailer for J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Has Arrived


HBO has revealed the new trailer for the HBO Miniseries/BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best selling novel “The Casual Vacancy.” The show will be broken into three parts with parts one and two scheduled to debut back-to-back on Wednesday, April 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the debut of part three the next night, Thursday, April 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT).

When Parish Councilman Barry Fairbrother unexpectedly dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. An English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, Pagford is not what it first seems. What lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war – rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest battle the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

The cast includes Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie, and Abigail Lawrie.

The three part miniseries is directed by Jonny Campbell and written for the screen by Sarah Phelps. Neil Blair, Paul Trijbits and Rick Senat serve as executive producers.

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