In the wake of last week's enormous news about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film franchise, Warner Bros. also made another announcement: The company will serve as the global distributor for the upcoming BBC series based on J.K. Rowling's novel The Casual Vacancy (except in the U.K., of course). The statement from the Press Release is as follows:
Warner Bros. will serve as the worldwide TV distributor (excluding the U.K.) of J.K. Rowling’s upcoming television adaptation for the BBC of “The Casual Vacancy,” her best-selling first novel aimed at adult audiences. This miniseries begins production in 2014.
The relationship will be managed in London by Neil Blair of The Blair Partnership, Rowling’s literary agency, and Josh Berger, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. UK, Ireland, and Spain, who will serve as Warner Bros.' chief business contact for all J.K. Rowling initiatives going forward.
With 2014 fast approaching, there's sure to be more news about The Casual Vacancy as filming begins. Keep an eye on MuggleNet for all the latest updates!