J.K. Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy': First HBO Trailer Promises Death, Secrets (Video)

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An unexpected death jumpstarts the action in the first trailer for HBO's forthcoming miniseries The Casual Vacancy.

Adapted from J.K. Rowling's 2012 best-selling novel, the plot centers on the citizens of a small British town who vie for a seat on the parish council after one member dies. 

The trailer shows a website that suggests the characters are being watched by their deceased former neighbor from beyond the grave. 

Rory Kinnear, Simon McBurney, Keeley Hawes and Michael Gambon star.

The Casual Vacancy airs April 29 and 30 on HBO. The trailer can be seen below.

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