HBO Slots ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Miniseries For April

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Michael Gambon as Howard Mollison and Julia McKenzie as Shirley Mollison in BBC One/HBO co-production 'The Casual Vacancy'HBO has settled on a launch date for The Casual Vacancy.

The premium cabler has announced that the three part miniseries, which is a co-production with the BBC, will air in late April. The first two parts will air back-to-back on Wednesday April 29th at 8/7c, while the concluding part will air the following night on Thursday April 30th at 8/7c.

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 at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.

The adaptation, which starts airing on BBC One in the UK on February 15th, was penned by The Crimson Field Scribe Sarah Phelps and is being produced by Bronte Film and Television, the independent production company run by JK Rowling and Neil Blair, both of whom also serve as executive producers.

The three-part drama features an all star cast which includes Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty), Julia McKenzie (Notes On A Scandal), Rufus Jones (W1A), Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful), Keeley Forsyth (Coronation Street), Abigail Lawrie, Monica Dolan (Sightseers), Simon McBurney (Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy), Richard Glover (A Field In England), Marie Critchley (In The Flesh)  and Michelle Austin (Secrets & Lies).