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The Casual Vacancy is a 2015 British miniseries based on the novel of the same title by J. K. Rowling. Directed by Jonny Campbell (In the Flesh, Eric and Ernie) from a screenplay by Sarah Phelps (Eastenders), the series premiered on 15 February 2015 in the United Kingdom and will premiere on 29 April 2015 in the United States.
The miniseries is a joint production of the BBC and HBO.
The plot centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind its pretty façade, however, is a town at war: rich at war with the poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, and teachers at war with their students.
The series stars: