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Watch: J.K. Rowling Comes to TV in Dramatic ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Trailer

Watch: J.K. Rowling Comes to TV in Dramatic 'The Casual Vacancy' Trailer

Before her ‘Fantastic Beasts’ hit the screen, some much more human characters from the mind of J.K. Rowling are coming to BBC One, which has just released the first trailer for its miniseries adaptation of Rowling’s novel. 

The novel, set in the small British town of Pagford, was Rowling’s first since finishing the "Harry Potter" series. When a parish councillor dies, it leaves a vacant seat on the council — an event that tears apart this seemingly perfect town. 

HBO will air the two-part miniseries April 29 and 30 at 8pm. Check out the trailer below.

READ MORE: HBO Co-Producing J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ as a Miniseries with the BBC

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