HBO has confirmed the debut dates for the three-part HBO Miniseries/BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s global bestseller, THE CASUAL VACANCY. Premiering more than a month ahead of its US broadcast, THE CASUAL VACANCY airs in Asia Wednesday, March 25 at 9pm on HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431), with new episodes scheduled over three consecutive nights at the same time.
THE CASUAL VACANCY centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war: rich vs. poor, teenagers vs. parents, wives vs. husbands, teachers vs. pupils. The cast includes Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan and Julia McKenzie, and introduces Abigail Lawrie.
HBO Miniseries presents in association with BBC a Bronte Film and Television Production; executive produced by Neil Blair, Paul Trijbits and Rick Senat; directed by Jonny Campbell; written by Sarah Phelps; produced by Ruth Kenley-Letts.
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