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JK Rowling's novel for adults to be adapted for TV

Published on Dec 4, 2012 6:09 AM
This Oct 16, 2012 photo shows author J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book The Casual Vacancy, at The David H. Koch Theatre in New York.  -- PHOTO: AP

LONDON (AFP) - The first book for "grown-ups" by Harry Potter author JK Rowling is to be adapted into a television series, the BBC announced on Monday.

The Casual Vacancy, Rowling's darkly comic novel set in a seemingly idyllic English village, was published in September and the TV version is set to air on the BBC's flagship BBC One channel in 2014.

The 47-year-old's series about the young wizard was adapted into eight blockbuster movies, but Rowling insisted that television was the best medium for an adaptation of her new book.

"I'm thrilled that the BBC has commissioned The Casual Vacancy," Rowling said in a statement.

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