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Latest Book From 'Harry Potter' Author J.K. Rowling Heading to TV EW

The latest novel by “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling -- "The Casual Vacancy" -- will become a television series, with the BBC saying it's turning the book into a series for BBC One, reports EW.com's Inside TV.

In a statement, Rowling said: “I’m thrilled that the BBC has commissioned 'The Casual Vacancy.' I always felt that, if it were to be adapted, this novel was best suited to television and I think the BBC is the perfect home.”

The show is expected to air in 2014, and Rowling will collaborate on the series, which hasn't yet set a number of episodes. No plans are in place yet to air the series in the U.S.