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HBO announces premiere date for 'The Casual Vacancy' miniseries

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The Casual Vacancy, a three-part miniseries based on J.K. Rowling’s book of the same name, will debut on HBO April 29. 

EastEnders’ Sarah Phelps is writing while In the Flesh‘s Jonny Campbell is directing the series, which will focus on a seemingly picturesque English village with a lot of tension underneath the surface. Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, and Julia McKenzie star.

The first two parts will air back-to-back April 29 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the third and final part will air the following evening from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. British fans will get to see the series first though, as it premieres on the BBC Feb. 15.

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