J.K. Rowling adult novel to be adapted for BBC One

J.K. Rowling adult novel to be adapted for BBC One

British writer J. K. Rowling’s first adult novel “The Casual Vacancy” will undoubtedly be adapted for the tiny screen, the BBC announced on Monday, unlike her Harry Potter adventures which continued to become one of the primary film franchises ever.

Public broadcaster BBC One and BBC Drama have specially made the exclusive adaptation from The Blair Partnership literary agency which represents the writer. The series is likely to air in 2014.

Rowling will collaborate “closely” on the project, with the quantity and amount of episodes to be decided after the adaptation has formally begun.

“I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was suitable to tv and I believe the BBC may be the perfect home,” Rowling said in a statement.

Danny Cohen, controller of BBC One, said the project “highlights the ambition and scale of BBC One Drama, along with the ability of modern TV to attract the world’s biggest talent and most exciting strategies.”

The Casual Vacancy, which examines the clash of ideals, classes and generations in the seemingly sleepy English town of Pagford, has topped the bestseller lists in a number of countries, though it didn’t match the success of the Potter phenomenon.