J.K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' to become a BBC miniseries

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"The Casual Vacancy," the latest novel from "Harry Potter" scribe J.K. Rowling, is going to be heading to the small screen. BBC has announced that the mystery novel will be adapted into a miniseries airing on the network in 2014.

In a statement, BBC announced that Rowling will "collaborate closely with the project," just like she did with the "Harry Potter" films. "The number and length of the episodes to be decided once the creative adaptation process has formally begun," the statement reads.

"I'm thrilled that the BBC has commissioned 'The Casual Vacancy,'" Rowling says in the statement. "I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was best suited to television and I think the BBC is the perfect home."

"The Casual Vacancy" was Rowling's first book geared towards adults, and was met with mixed reviews. The novel was released on Sept. 27.

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