New BBC One tie-in edition of “The Casual Vacancy” released!
A new edition of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy was released by publisher Little, Brown and Company today, to serve as a tie-in to the upcoming BBC One miniseries based on the novel. The three-part drama stars two Harry Potter alumni: Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore) as council leader Howard Mollison and Simon McBurney (who voiced Kreacher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1) as head teacher Colin “Cubby” Wall.
The announcement came via the official Twitter account of Little, Brown Book Group UK:
Announcing a new edition of #TheCasualVacancy @jk_rowling published today to tie-in with the release of a major three-part BBC One drama!
— Little, Brown UK (@LittleBrownUK) January 22, 2015
Gambon is pictured on the new cover, alongside fellow cast members Keeley Hawes (Samantha Mollison), Brian Vernel (Stuart “Fats” Wall), and Abigail Lawrie (Krystal Weedon):
The miniseries adaptation of The Casual Vacancy is slated to air on BBC One in February, and it will also be aired on HBO at a future date. Additionally, a web page has been set up for the new tie-in edition, which can be found here.
What do you think of the new edition of The Casual Vacancy? Are you excited for the miniseries to air?