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