HBO Defined to premiere ‘The Casual Vacancy’

MUMBAI: HBO Defined is all set to premiere the three part miniseries The Casual Vacancy, which is based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.


The first part of the miniseries will premiere in India on 28 April, while the remaining two episodes will be aired on 29 and 30 April at 10 pm.


The Casual Vacancy is directed by Jonny Campbell and written by Sarah Phelps. The ensemble of actors is led by Michael Gambon, Julia McKenzie, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Rufus Jones, Emily Bevan, Simon McBurney, Monica Dolan and introduces Abigail Lawrie in her acting debut.


The miniseries is executive produced by Paul Trijbits, Rick Senat, Neil Blair and Rowling and produced by Ruth Kenley-Letts.


The Casual Vacancy is the story of a village tearing itself apart, revealing the townspeople’s idiosyncrasies, and addressing social responsibility and one’s response to the poor and disadvantaged. At times darkly funny, it portrays a town whose residents are selfishly stuck in their beliefs and traditions, unaware they have the power to change. This sadly comical selfishness comes to play an important role as events unfold.


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