J.K. Rowling and the BBC surprised the world earlier this month when the pair announced that The Casual Vacancy would be adapted for television.

Via Rowling’s agent, we’re learning today that casting will begin in the spring.

The little tidbit arrived in a tweet written by Neil Blair while he was replying to one of his followers:


When news of the television show was announced, Rowling seemed thrilled. “I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was best suited to television,” Rowling said. “I think the BBC is the perfect home.”

She had said while promoting the book earlier in the year that the book was not very “filmable.” “That is one of the things I like about it. I think it’s a very novelly novel in that a lot of what goes on happens internally. You need to understand what’s going on inside people’s heads. So even though a lot happens in the novel, part of the appeal of it for me is that so much of it happens in people’s interior life, and film isn’t necessarily the best medium to portray that.”

We’ll continue to keep an eye on the Casual Vacancy television show developments as they arrive. It will air as a miniseries in 2014.

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Thanks, Pottermore News.